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Directed by William Dieterle Charles Kerr (assistant) Written by James M. Cain John Howard Lawson Clifford Odets Produced by Walter Wanger Madeleine Carroll - Norma Henry Fonda - Marco Leo Carrillo - Luis John Halliday - Andre Gallinet Vladimir Sokoloff - Basil Robert Warwick - General Vallejo Reginald Denny - Edward Grant Peter Godfrey - Magician Fred Kohler - Pietro Carlos De Valdez - Major del Rio Nick Thompson - Seppo William B. Davidson - Commandant Katherine DeMille - Cabaret Girl

In Spain, in the Spring of 1936, Marco, who is devoted to his land, looks forward to the day he will be able to buy a tractor for his farm. When a woman named Norma, who is on the way to Castelmare, crashes her expensive car near Marco and his friend Luis, they tow her to the farm together with their cattle. Norma was driving to meet her father Basil, an art and antiques dealer. Though Marco is a simple farmer, he has learned poetry and admires beauty such as Norma's. Norma is also attracted to Marco, but the differences in their lives make a romantic relationship impossible, even though Norma yearns for Marco's simple life. Returning from Castelmare, Marco and Luis hear guns in the background, signalling the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. While Norma, Basil and his associate, Andre, try to drive out of the war zone, Marco emotionally urges his neighbors to fight for their land rather than give it up. They take his advice and resist, and as a reward for his bravery in organizing the fight, Marco is made a lieutenant in the army of resistance. Some time later, in a tavern, Marco encounters Basil dressed as a peasant, but wearing expensive shoes, and is suspicious, unaware that he is Norma's father. 

DVD-R is in English with no subtitles. Approx. 83 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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