A War in Hollywood

A war behind the screen

Categories: Documentary, History
The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) caused a great impression on the lives of most of the American artists of that era, so many movies were made in Hollywood about it. The final defeat of the Spanish Republic left an open wound in the hearts of those who sympathized with its cause. The eventful life of screenwriter Alvah Bessie (1904-1985), one of the Hollywood Ten, serves to analyze this sadness, the tragedy of Spain and its consequences.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 2009-10-16
Run time: 92 minute / 1:32
Director: Oriol Porta
Production Companies : TV3, Área de Televisión, TVE
Production Country: Spain


Lluís Soler
as Alvah Bessie (voice)
Moe Fishman
as Himself - Abraham Lincoln Brigade Member
Susan Sarandon
as Herself - Actress
Román Gubern
as Himself - Film Historian / Screenwriter
Dan Bessie
as Himself - Alvah Bessie's Son
Walter Bernstein
as Himself - Screenwriter
Arthur Laurents
as Himself - Screenwriter
Patrick McGilligan
as Himself - Writer
Adolf Hitler
as Himself (archive footage)
Alvah Bessie
as Himself - Screenwriter (archive footage)
Dalton Trumbo
as Himself (archive footage)
Dwight D. Eisenhower
as Himself (archive footage)
Edward Dmytryk
as Himself - Director (archive footage)
Eric Johnston
as Himself - MPAA President (archive footage)
Ernest Hemingway
as Himself - Writer (archive footage)
Francisco Franco
as Himself (archive footage)
Franklin D. Roosevelt
as Himself (archive footage)
John Garfield
as John 'Kit' McKittrick / Himself (archive footage)
Joseph I. Breen
as Himself - PCA Administrator (archive footage)
Joseph Stalin
as Himself (archive footage)
Manuel Fraga
as Himself (archive footage)
Oriol Porta Director

Oriol Porta Executive Producer

Oriol Porta Writer

Elisa Plaza Line Producer

Carles Pedragosa Original Music Composer

David Gutiérrez Camps Editor

Lorenzo Soler Writer

Bonnie Rowan Researcher
Joan Cohen Researcher

Alejandro Castillo Sound Recordist
Pere Aguilar Sound Mixer
Fernando Novillo Sound Engineer

Lisa Berger Producer
Lisa Berger Associate Producer
Lisa Berger Researcher
Cristina Mora Producer
Cristina Mora Researcher

David García Director of Photography

Isabel Andrés Writer

Isabel Andrés Assistant Director

Isabel Andrés Researcher
Roberta Helling Researcher
Robert Memos Researcher

Miguel Ángel Rubio Sound Recordist
Javier García Sound Recordist

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