For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
Gary Cooper Ingrid Bergman Katina Paxinou
Robert Jordan (Gary Cooper) is given the task of blowing up a bridge in the mountains of Spain with the assistance of resistance fighters. They live in a cave and agree to help him with his task. There he meets Maria (Ingrid Bergman) and the two fall in love. There was a considerable amount of tension between the resistance fighters, however, this is a stressful situation and no one really knew who could be trusted.
Pilar (Katina Paxinou) is married to the leader of the resistance fighters, and she is one tough woman. She can cook a hearty breakfast on an open fire and shoot you with a machine gun while she’s dishing up the food!!! She’s not shy. She speaks her mind.
This film is a good description of how the United States sent individuals to help the resistance during the war and they’re dedication to the task was at all costs. Resistance fighters gave their lives to save others. I would call this story a successful tragedy.
Has anyone read the book???