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The Last Train from Madrid (1937)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 11 June 1937 (USA)
The story of seven people: their lives and love affairs in Madrid during the Civil War.


James P. Hogan


Louis Stevens (screenplay), Robert Wyler (screenplay) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview:
Dorothy Lamour ... Carmelita Castillo
Lew Ayres ... Bill Dexter
Gilbert Roland ... Eduardo de Soto
Karen Morley ... Baroness Helene Rafitte
Lionel Atwill ... Col. Vigo
Helen Mack ... Lola
Robert Cummings ... Juan Ramos
Olympe Bradna ... Maria Ronda
Anthony Quinn ... Capt. Ricardo Álvarez
Lee Bowman ... Michael Balk


The story of seven people: their lives and love affairs in Madrid during the Civil War.

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Thousands Flee As Bombs Rain On Madrid


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Release Date:

11 June 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De laatste trein uit Madrid See more »

Filming Locations:

Palenica, Spain See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Its initial television broadcasts took place in Milwaukee Tuesday 28 April on WITI (Channel 6), in Pittsburgh 23 September 1959 on KDKA (Channel 2), in Omaha 13 November 1959 on KETV (Channel 7), in Toledo 16 November 1959 on WTOL Channel 11), in Johnstown 24 November 1959 on WJAC (Channel 6), and in Los Angeles 6 February 1960 on KNXT (Channel 2). It was released on DVD 8 July 2016 as part of the Universal Vault Series. See more »


When Bill Dexter and Maria Ronda are going to see her father in prison, as they are handing their pass to a guard, a moving shadow of a crew member holding a boom microphone is visible on the wall behind them. See more »


Referenced in Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014) See more »

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Conventional melodrama with cliché characters and situations...
24 April 2004 | by Nazi_Fighter_DavidSee all my reviews

Before America's involvement in the Second World War, Hollywood's attitudes towards events in Europe were, to say the least, ambiguous… Greed (the fear of losing foreign markets), and the threat of backlash from powerful isolationist groups within the country meant that the films tended to avoid the controversial issues of fascism… Hollywood as a whole – though there were a few dedicated anti-fascists – prided itself on not taking sides…

Two films claiming to be about the Spanish Civil War somehow managed to evade mentioning who the combatants were and what the fighting was about…

'The Last Train From Madrid' is a conventional melodrama about the plight of a group of people waiting to board the last train out of a besieged Madrid… The war has no other function here than to provide the element of suspense… More serious is 'Blockade,'1938 directed by William Dieterle… The film stars Henry Fonda as a Spanish peasant who reluctantly takes arms to defend his country…

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