A police detective investigating a jewel robbery discovers evidence that points to his girlfriend as the culprit, although she claims she was framed. He arrests her anyway, and she is ... See full summary »
During the Spanish Civil War, a republican courier travels to England to try and buy coal. He meets with an amount of local hostility, while his life is at risk from those on the fascist ... See full summary »
Linda Vickers gets mixed up with gambler Marty Fain. One of Fain's henchmen uses her car in a killing, and the police come around asking questions. Linda decides to indulge in a bit of ... See full summary »
Richard L. Bare
When the available evidence in a murder case points to a young woman as the main suspect, her boyfriend, a police detective, arranges for a struggling songwriter who is playing piano in a ... See full summary »
With the defeat of Germany that ends World War II in Europe, the Allies discover the true horror of more than six million Jews slaughtered by the Nazis - and the fact that one of the ... See full summary »
When the U.S. forces withdraw from Java, ahead of the Japanese invasion, U.S. Navy doctor Corydon M. Wassell coordinates the remaining wounded servicemen and leads them to safety towards the last Allied evacuation points.
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 »
Conventional melodrama with cliché characters and situations...
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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