We Shall Return

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We Shall Return
We Shall Return FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed byPhillip S. Goodman
Written byPat Frank
Mel Arrighi
StarringCesar Romero
Anthony Ray
Distributed byUnited International Pictures
Release date
  • February 15, 1963 (1963-02-15)
CountryUnited States

We Shall Return is a 1963 American drama film directed by Philip S. Goodman and starring Cesar Romero and Anthony Ray. It follows the flight of and eventual return of Cuban refugees following the Cuban Revolution of 1959. It features a fictitious plan to overthrow Fidel Castro, which proves successful, allowing the emigres to go home. Shot predominantly on location in Florida, the film would have its world premiere there as well, on February 15, 1963.[1][2]

More than half a century later, We Shall Return retains the distinction of being both the only feature film written directly for the screen by novelist Pat Frank (whose work had already formed the basis for the 1956 film Hold Back the Night and numerous TV dramas, and would soon do so for Howard Hawks' 1964 comedy Man's Favorite Sport)[3] and the only one scored by noted jazz saxophonist and composer-arranger Ed Summerlin.[1][4]

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  1. ^ a b AFI Catalog of Feature Films AFI. Retrieved 2013-04-01.
  2. ^ "'We Shall Return!' Premiere". The Film Daily. Volume 122. 1963. Retrieved 2013-04-01.
  3. ^ Pat Frank filmography. IMDb. Retrieved 2013-04-01.
  4. ^ Ed Summerlin filmography. IMDb. Retrieved 2013-04-01. Although misspelled by IMDb as Ed Somerlin, the composer's identity is confirmed both by AFI's listing and by a direct viewing of the film on YouTube.

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