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Fifth Column, the (1938) [Play]
by Ernest Hemingway Rating: Weighted - 5.7 / Average - 3.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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During the Spanish Civil War, an American Loyalist counterespionage specialist is overseeing the guarding of a recent prisoner. The prisoner is a member of the Fifth Column, a group of local fascists deemed traitors. With his partner Max, a German agent, they hope to gain information that can lead to the capture of other members of the Fifth Column.

Originally published in the collection The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories, 1938; first published on its own in 1940.

Original title: The Fifth Column
Original languages: English


Genre: Drama and PlaysAmerican
FictionHistoricalEuropean20th Century

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories, the (1938) [Collection]
      Author: Ernest Hemingway
     Fifth Column, the, and Four Stories of the Spanish Civil War (1969) [Collection]
      Author: Ernest Hemingway


  • The Fifth Column was first performed 6 March 1940 at New York's Alvin Theatre. It was adapted by Benjamin Glazer, directed by Lee Strasberg and starred Lee J. Cobb. It closed on 18 May after 87 performances.


Edition #1: The Fifth Column

The Fifth Column (1938)
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Language: English

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Manifested in:

The Fifth Column (June 3, 1940)

Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons

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