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An American flyer who joined the RAF before his country was in the war is recovering from a leg injury in Jerusalem. Through an English friend he meets a quiet Jewish girl whose close-knit family originally came from Spain. The two are attracted to each other but she is convinced their diverse backgrounds mean it could never work; not only is he a gentile, his father is a protestant minister. So though they keep running into each other in the small community, they find themselves just as frequently parting again. Written by
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The single seat aircraft Tom Hanks lands in Egypt is a P51 Mustang. This was not used by the Desert Air Force as it was too new and needed for bomber support over Europe. It should have been a P40 Kittyhawk (US Tomahawk). It could have been a Spitfire late in 1942 perhaps. See more »
What language was that you were speaking?
How did you and Victoria come to speak Spanish?
It is what we speak at home.
Oh, your family came from Spain?
About 400 years.
They must have some good memories.
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I ran across this film late at night and found it fascinating. The location shots are beautiful and the acting wonderful.
Set during WW2, the real war is between Hanks, his Jewish lover and her extremely bigoted family.
The scene where the Jewish girl's father calmly tells his daughter that if she marries the Gentile Hanks she will be "dead" to him is chilling. He speaks the words softly like a father telling his daughter a bedtime story and this coldheartedness is what makes the scene so unforgetable.
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