The Spanish Earth 1 1937

The film opens in the village of Fuentidueña de Tajo (called “Fuentedueña” in the movie), showing the villagers trying to scratch a living from the dry soil and explaining the importance of bringing water to irrigate the fields so more crops can be produced and embattled Madrid can be fed. A map shows the position of the village on the Madrid-Valencia road, which must be kept open at all costs so the capital can be defended. The scene moves to Madrid, with another map showing the front line running west of the city, with a rebel salient in the Ciudad Universitaria, which the loyalists are shown attacking.

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Genre: Documentaries Spain
Starring: Narrated by Orson Welles
Year: 1937
Color/BW: Black & White
Movie Type: Public Domain Documentaries
Decade: 1930s
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