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The sport played at the very beginning of the film, which may be foreign to modern audiences, is Jai Alai. During the first half of the twentieth century, Jai Alai was a very popular sport in Latin America, South America, and Europe. Betting on the games was a common cultural activity. In Argentina (which the writer/director admitted was the inspiration for the country in the film), most Jai Alai courts (or frontones) were closed following Peron's revolution. See more »
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[to Dr. Ferguson, as he enters Farrago's chambers]
This is my Chief of Staff, General Valdini.
[cordially greets Dr. Ferguson]
A pleasure and an honor, doctor.
The general was just explaining how my army, equipped with tanks and machine guns, cannot destroy a few revolutionaries equipped with machetes and ancient rifles. Are you interested in tactics, doctor?
[Dr. Ferguson remains silent; Farrago continues]
Well, it seems the enemy is attacking us from the rear. Perhaps, General, if our soldiers ...
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Very good suspense film which examines moral values well.
I had thought I'd seen just about every film Cary Grant made until I saw "Crisis" on Turner Classic Movies today. I found it a well-done suspense thriller, which at the same time examined some heavy moral decisions that must be made in times of stress and crisis. The moral dilemma of a doctor facing a decision to save a life, when the patient's death would benefit so many is truly a difficult one. Does the doctor live up to his oath to heal, or does he live up to his moral values which demand that tyranny be opposed and destroyed? Do professional ethics supersede moral values? The battle within the doctor is well delineated. The climax of this battle within himself is sobering. The acting is excellent, especially that of Grant and Jose Ferrer. Ferrer's depiction of the dictator is chilling indeed. The end comes as a decided relief.
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