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Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence (1939)

Approved | | Drama | 3 November 1939 (USA)
New York store clerk (Ford) joins a hobo (Conte) and an illegal immigrant (Rogers) heading for his newly bought land in Arizona.

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During the Depression, New York City store clerk Joe Riley saves money and buys a piece of land in Arizona. He is determined to become a farmer. Not having enough money for a bus ticket to Arizona, Joe decides to hitchhike there. On the way he befriends illegal immigrant Anita Santos who came to America to escape the civil war in Spain. Joe also meets hobo Tony Casselli who agrees to help Joe start his new farming business. Tony, Joe and Anita travel by freight train and run into trouble with the train conductors and railway police agents. At a hobo camp, Tony bumps into his old friend, Professor Townsend Thayer who joins them and contributes his life experience and wisdom to the group. But their fellowship runs into trouble with a group of hobos led by a ruffian named Hunk. To make matters worse, the police is looking for Anita on an immigration charge. Into a small town, they run into law-and-order Sheriff Clem Diggers who becomes suspicious of them and especially of Anita. Low on ... Written by nufs68

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Feature debut of Glenn Ford, whose debut had been two years earlier in the short subject Night in Manhattan (1937). See more »

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Forty-Second Street
(1932) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Variations in the score during the empire state building scene
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Young man trying to find property he has purchased. Depression era.
17 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie when I was 8 years old, so my memories are not nearly as cynical as the previous comments. I've never forgotten a funny scene when Glenn Ford is sitting at the counter in a restaurant. He asks for a cup of hot water and proceeds to add ketchup, salt , pepper, and crackers. He's making soup, for free. When the owner realizes what Glenn is doing, he removes the doughnuts from the counter. Disparage his acting, if you want. I remember being so struck with Glenn Ford looking for Shady Acres that I watched for his other movies. The Depression didn't really end until 1942 with the beginning of WW2 and full employment. But even an 8 year old could see this was a future star.


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