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Welcome Mr. Marshall
Genre:Art/Foreign
Year:1952
Rating:?
Length:75min
Country:Spain
Cast:Jesus Carcia Leoz, Lolita Sevilla, and Manolo Moran
Credits:Directed by Lois Berlanga (bw, 35mm)

Synopsis:
The news that a Marshall Plan commission intends to visit a poor village in Castile causes the inhabitants to recreate their village in the image of a colorful Andalusian town in order to create a good impression on the visiting American in the hope of getting financial aid. Shown at the 1952 Cannes Film Festival, this film won the Special Jury Prize despite being denounced for anti-American bias by US diplomats and by Edward G. Robinson, a member of that year's jury. The success of the film in the words of critic Georges Sagoul, "revived the Spanish cinema after fifteen years of hibernation."

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