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Blockade (1938) was a Drama - War Film directed by William Dieterle and produced by Walter Wanger.


Romance set against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War, with Fonda as a courageous farmer and Carroll as a globe-trotting correspondent.

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Academy Awards 1938 --- Ceremony Number 11 (source: AMPAS)

Best Music - ScoringWerner JanssenNominated
Best WritingJohn Howard LawsonNominated

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Blockade (1938)

By John Grant on Nov 2, 2019 From Noirish

US / 84 minutes / bw / Walter Wanger Productions, United Artists Dir: William Dieterle Pr: Walter Wanger Scr: John Howard Lawson, with James M. Cain and Clifford Odets (both uncredited) Cine: Rudolph Mat? Cast: Madeleine Carroll, Henry Fonda, Leo Carrillo, John Halliday, Reginald Denny, Vladimir Sok... Read full article

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[last lines]
Marco: Where is the conscience of the world?

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Disclaimer on film and connected paper - Note: Care has been taken to prevent any costume of the production from being accurately that of either side in the Spanish civil war. The story does not attempt to favor any cause in the present conflict,
The original title of this film was "The River is Blue" and the original director was Lewis Milestone. Kurt Weill even wrote music for the original project that was never used (lyrics by Ann Ronell). The title was changed to "Castles in Spain," then to "Blockade." The topic of the Spanish Civil War was politically sensitive and there is some hint that the upheavals of the original project were due to the political content of the film.
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