A War in Hollywood

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A War in Hollywood

movie business spanish civil war mccarthy era franco regime (francoism) war propaganda 1940s 1950s 1960s 1930s old hollywood anti-fascist hollywood history spanish second republic propaganda cinema abraham lincoln brigade the hollywood ten

A War in Hollywood

Release Date: October 16, 2009

Year    :   2009
Slogan    :   «A war behind the screen»
Genres    :   Documentary, History
Production Companies    :   TV3, Área de Televisión, TVE
Director    :   Oriol Porta
Producers    :   Oriol Porta, Elisa Plaza, Bonnie Rowan, Joan Cohen, Lisa Berger, Lisa Berger, Lisa Berger, Cristina Mora, Cristina Mora, Isabel Andrés, Roberta Helling, Robert Memos
Writers    :   Oriol Porta, Llorenç Soler, Isabel Andrés
RunTime    :   92 mins.

The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) caused a great impression on the lives of most of the American artists of that era, so many movies were made in Hollywood about it. The final defeat of the Spanish Republic left an open wound in the hearts of those who sympathized with its cause. The eventful life of screenwriter Alvah Bessie (1904-1985), one of the Hollywood Ten, serves to analyze this sadness, the tragedy of Spain and its consequences.


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