Cinema: The New Pictures, Feb. 3, 1947

Man's Hope (Lopert) has two outstanding characteristics; it is: 1) one of the most moving, most desperate and most original films ever made—for those with the eye and heart for it; 2) the kind of film that keeps U.S. moviegoers away in droves.

Man's Hope cannot by any stretch of the imagination be described as entertainment. It is old (1938) and foreign-language (Spanish, with English titles). Its subject, the Spanish Civil War, has always aroused in the U.S. too little general interest or too much special controversy. It is Leftist, as well as antiFascist,...

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