Born on October 29th, 1899
From Tiflis, Georgia, Russian Empire
In this adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's popular novel, idealistic American Robert Jordan (Gary Cooper) travels to Spain to join the guerrilla forces opposing dictator Francisco Franco. Jordan, who is given the dangerous task of blowing up a bridge that lies behind enemy lines, gets sidetracked when he falls for partisan Spanish girl María (Ingrid Bergman) at base camp. As Jordan's love for María grows, he begins to question his assignment, his politics and his place in this foreign war.
Soldier of fortune O'Hara (Gary Cooper) falls into a conflict between warlords when General Yang (Akim Tamiroff) and General Wu each attempt to purchase arms to control the Chinese provinces. Single-minded American Peter Perrie, desperate to get money to return home with his daughter Judy (Madeleine Carroll), intervenes, abducting O'Hara and stealing the gun money. The wrath of the warlords come down on all, and O'Hara finds his loyalties are sorely tested when he falls in love with Judy.