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During the Spanish Civil War, an American allied with the Republicans finds romance during a desperate mission to blow up a strategically important bridge.
The first of three films in three successive years that were nominated for the Best Actress Oscar for Ingrid Bergman as well as Best Picture and Best Actor. The other two are: Gaslight (1944) and The Bells of St. Mary's (1945). Ingrid Bergman won Best Actress for Gaslight.
A man fights for what he believes in, Fernando!
(at around 50 mins) Pilar says "Wait" to Jordan and Maria. It is clear that the shot has been reversed, as the bolt handle and magazine on her Krag-Jorgenson carbine (see previous entry) was on the left of the rifle, whereas this weapon was only made in right-handed versions.
Opening credits prologue: any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde: and therefore never send to know For Whom The Bell Tolls It tolls for thee.
Original roadshow presentation ran 170 minutes, not counting intermission. Film was later cut to 130 minutes for general release. The restored version released to VHS, laserdisc, and DVD, lists a running time of 166 minutes. This version was produced from a 156-minute archival print, with overture and entr'acte music making up the additional 10 minutes of running time, While this restored version reinstates most of the cut footage, about 4 minutes from the original roadshow remain missing.
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