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A Message to Garcia

Directed by George Marshall
United States, 1936
War, Romance


Based partially on a true incident from the conflict, the film stars John Boles as Lt. Andrew Rowan, a volunteer for a dangerous mission to break through enemy lines and deliver a message of support to the head of the Cuban resistance.

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A Message to Garcia Directed by George Marshall

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  • Daniel S.'s rating of the film A Message to Garcia

    First personification of a non American/English character by Barbara Stanwyck. Here, she plays a Cuban (yes, I know, but it's Hollywood) resistant fighter. But the show is elsewhere, you have to see Wallace Beery savagely beating dozens of alligators with a sugar cane if you don't want to die stupid. A vicious scene of torture and Barbara operated on without anesthesia proove that it's still a precode movie.

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