Centered around the Spanish Civil War, BLOCKADE tells the tale of a farmer (played by Henry Fonda) trying to protect his land against invading soldiers. He soon falls for a spy named Norma (played by Madeleine Carroll), who aids him in his struggle. Originally close to being banned due to its controversial subject-matter, the film went on to prove its doubters wrong by picking up Oscar nominations for best writing and best score.
Description by Image Entertainment:
The screen explodes with action and romance in this war-torn drama starring Henry Fonda (The Grapes of Wrath) as the passionate, courageous Marco, a peasant farmer determined to protect his land from invading soldiers. The gorgeous Madeleine Carroll (The 39 Steps) is Norma, the daredevil spy whose heart he captures. With gunfire thundering around them, they struggle against a powerful enemy blockade preventing the delivery of desperately needed food in a fiery battle that could change the course of the war. Bravely focusing on the controversial Spanish Civil War, "Blockade" bravely tackles a subject Hollywood had refused to touch, resulting in pressure on the producer to leave the film unreleased. Ultimately it was recognized with Oscar nominations for writing and score and still stands today as a career high point for all involved.
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