There is a problem with foreign nationals using Cuba as a convenient jumping off point for illegal entry into the United States. So U.S. Immigration Service Agent Peter Karczag (John Hodiak... See full summary »
Danny inherits two houses so Pilon and his lazy, impoverished friends move in. One of them, Pirate, is saving money which Pilon hopes to steal till he learns it is being saved to buy a gold candlestick for St. Francis. When one of the houses burns down and Danny is hurt fighting, Pilon makes an effort to make life better for his friend.Written by
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This film was first telecast in New Haven CT Monday 17 December 1956 on WNHC (Channel 8), followed by Hartford CT 29 March 1957 on WHCT (Channel 18), by Los Angeles 26 April 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), by Cincinnati 27 April 1957 on WXIX (Channel 19) (Newport KY), by Minneapolis 10 May 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), by Albuquerque 15 May 1957 on KOAT (Channel 7), by Tucson 22 May 1957 on KVOA (Channel 4), by Philadelphia 12 July 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), by New York City 3 August 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2), by Altoona PA 9 August 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10) and by Chicago 24 August 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2); in San Francisco it first aired 7 January 1959 on KGO (Channel 7) and in Seattle 10 April 1959 on KING (Channel 5). See more »
In the film's initial scene where two men rest under a tree, the second man puts on his boots. He begins with the right boot but when the camera cuts to a medium shot, he is putting on the left boot. See more »
Jose Maria Corcoran:
What's the matter with him? Is he crazy?
They say that a little love is like a little wine. Too much of either makes a man sick.
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If you like comedies the whole family can see and enjoy. This is a movie for you. But it is more than a good comedy of life an wonderful characters in a poor Mexican community in Monterry California. First is the most improbable casting that worked so well. I can picture Spencer Tracy cast as most any character except for a Mexican passion, wise in somethings and dumb -- plain foolish -- in others. He managed the role wonderfully. Hedy Lamar -- a peasant girl looking for a man with a job who could make her a work at home mom with many babies. She pulled it off with a sizzle. Most of all it was a very thought provoking movie. If followed the ideas of the famous book by John Stienbeck most accurately. Showing how we tend to get into ruts in life and using the wonderful Northern California landscape to show some overlooked opportunities to live well. If you want to really get into this movie read the book first.
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