A Message to Garcia

TitleA Message to Garcia
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1936
AuthorsMarshall, George
Running Time77 min
Date Released10/1936
Distributor20th Century Fox
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageeng

This Spanish-American War film frames the United States as the liberator of Cuba. After the attack on the U.S.S. Maine, Army Lt. Andrew Rowan travels to the island to deliver a personal message from President McKinley to General Calixto Garcia, leader of the Cuban revolt. Rowan finds help among fellow soldiers, the British, and Cubans who escort him safely through the interior to find Garcia.


Wallace Beery

Barbara Stanwyck

John Boles

Alan Hale, Sr


Directed by George Marshall

Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck

Written by Gene Fowler, Sam Hellman, Gladys Lehman, and W. P. Lipscomb

Music by Louis Silvers

Cinematography by Rudolph Maté

Edited by Herbert Levy


Drama, Romance

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Based on an 1899 essay by Elbert Hubbard 

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