Plot & Details
Set during the terrible Spanish Civil War, this film avoids political commentary in favor of objectively centering on the plight and personal lives of refugees preparing to board a train that will take them far away from the bloody horrors of war-besieged Loyalist-controlled Madrid. Once safely on the train, the film presents snippets from their lives in the same manner as was done on Grand Hotel (1932). Among the refugees are a political fugitive, his flirtatious ex-girl friend, a hooker, a baroness, a world-weary newspaper reporter and the orphan who follows him. In charge of making sure the train safely reaches its destination is a single guard.
- Genre(s): Drama,War
- Run Time: 77min.
- Distributor(s): Paramount
- Director(s): James Hogan
- Starring: Dorothy Lamour , Lew Ayres , Gilbert Roland , Karen Morley , Lionel Atwill
- Keywords: Fascism,Spain,actor,aristocracy,army,behind-enemy-lines,capture,civil-war,commander,democracy,desertion,escape,friendship,fugitive,group,hardships,insubordination,journalism,officer,orphan,passenger,production [showbiz],prostitute/prostitution,refugee,romance,sacrifice,slice-of-life,train [locomotive],training,war