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Set in the Cuba of 1933, We Were Strangers stars John Garfield as revolutionary-minded Tony Fenner. A member of an underground movement dedicated to toppling the despotic Machado regime, Tony supervises the booby-trapping of a cemetery where several top Cuban officials are planning to converge for a state funeral. Also involved in the assassination scheme is China Valdes (Jennifer Jones), whose brother had been executed by the government. As often happens in a John Huston film, the best-laid schemes of the protagonists go tragically awry. Based on a portion of Robert Sylvester's novel Rough Sketch, We Were Strangers was scripted by frequent Huston collaborator Peter Viertel. The film has the curious distinction of being lambasted by both the left-wing and right-wing critics in the U.S. Audiences were likewise underwhelmed, compelling Columbia Pictures to withdraw the film from distribution early on. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Jennifer Jones
as China Valdes
John Garfield
as Tony Fenner
Pedro Armendáriz
as Armando Ariete
Gilbert Roland
as Guillermo
Ramon Novarro
as Revolutionary Leader
Wally Cassell
as Miguel
David Bond
as Ramon
Jose Perez
as Toto
Morris Ankrum
as Bank manager
Leonard Strong
as Bombmaker
Robert Tafur
as Rubio
Roberta Haynes
as Lolita
Rodd Redwing
Spencer Chan
Ted Hecht
as Enrico
Tina Menard
Tito Renaldo
as Manolo
Argentina Brunetti
Mimi Aguglia
as Mama
Paul Marion
as Truck Driver
Robert Malcolm
as Priest
John Huston
as Clerk
Harry Vejar
as Watchman
Joe Sawaya
as Bits
Julian Rivero
as Flower Vendor
Abdullah Abbas
Felipe Turich
as Spy

Crew

John Huston
Director
John Huston
Screenwriter
Robert Sylvester
Book Author
Peter Viertel
Screenwriter
Russell Metty
Cinematographer
Morris W. Stoloff
Musical Direction/Supervision
Cary O'Dell
Art Director
Louis Diage
Set Designer
Jean Louis
Costume Designer
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