Newly-married Gary Ainsworth once gave his former sweetheart Mabel a sexy negligee with his initials embroidered in the lacework. It is Gary's unenviable task to retrieve the incriminating undergarment from Mabel's room.
A simple peasant is forced to take up arms to defend his farm during the Spanish Civil War. Along the way he falls in love with Russian whose father is involved in espionage. Written by
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The original title of this film was "The River is Blue" and the original director was to be Lewis Milestone. Kurt Weill even wrote music for the original project that was never used (lyrics by 'Ann Ronell)'. The title was changed to "The Rising Tide" and "Castles in Spain," then finally 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. See more »
You'd really have to stretch to find a firm connection between this movie
and the Spanish Civil War. If you were not a college student such as
myself, studying this film, I doubt that you would even consider doing so.
Remembering Franco is not a favorite pasttime of the people of this
It is a reminder of the fact that there was a leader who was willing to
his whole nation be decimated for personal gain. Yuckie! In the
if you want cheesy, rigid filmmaking starring a paisley-cheeked Henry
look no further. Contains a love scene in a collapsed building, as well
a chicano actor pretending to be a spanish man pretending to play a flute.
Dig the oxymoronic ending!
WARNING!!! Cheesiness may not lead to as many laughs as cheesiness of
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