Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence

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Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence
Jean Rogers in The War Against Mrs. Hadley trailer.jpg
Jean Rogers from trailer
Directed by Ricardo Cortez
Written by Dalton Trumbo
Starring Glenn Ford
Jean Rogers
Ward Bond
Music by Samuel Kaylin
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
  • November 3, 1939 (1939-11-03)
Running time
62 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence is a 1939 drama film written by Dalton Trumbo, directed by Ricardo Cortez, and starring Glenn Ford. Jean Rogers and Ward Bond. The supporting cast features Marjorie Rambeau and Richard Conte.


Joe Riley (Glenn Ford) has worked six long years in New York City to save enough money to buy a piece of land in Arizona. Unable to buy a car (because he spent all his money on the property), he has to travel to his new home by hitchhiking. Riley ends up traveling to Arizona along with a homeless man and a local female immigrant.



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