Dictatorship versus the right of man to freedom is the theme, and the script [from a story by George Tabori] and direction by Richard Brooks lets it get up on the soapbox too frequently.
Dictatorship versus the right of man to freedom is the theme, and the script [from a story by George Tabori] and direction by Richard Brooks lets it get up on the soapbox too frequently.Footage kicks off with Cary Grant, a brain surgeon, and his wife (Paula Raymond) vacationing in a revolution-ridden Latin country. The doctor and his wife are kidnapped by the presidente’s troops and taken to the besieged capital. There Grant finds the dictator-president suffering from a brain tumor and he is ordered to operate. Meantime, revolutionaries, led by Gilbert Roland, exert pressure to have the president (Jose Ferrer) die under the knife. Roland is very good. So is Ramon Novarro, the dictator’s colonel.
M-G-M. Director Richard Brooks; Producer Arthur Freed; Screenplay Richard Brooks; Camera Ray June; Editor Robert J. Kern; Music Miklos Rozsa;; Art Director Cedric Gibbons, Preston Ames
(B&W) Extract of a review from 1950. Running time: 95 MIN.
Cary Grant Jose Ferrer Paula Raymond Signe Hasso Ramon Novarro Gilbert Roland
For all variety's headlines, follow us @variety on twitter