Synopsis: Bilbao, April 1937. Henry is an American correspondent. Famous for his talent and a commitment to the truth that blazed in him years ago, he has become a boozy and cynical opportunist obsessed only with his newspaper image and what is left of his fading fame.
While delivering his last column and preparing to leave the Basque front to return to the fleshpots of Madrid, Henry encounters a fiery censor of the international press office of the Republican front. Teresa is a young idealist who has read and admired Henry’s earlier work, but now she strongly criticizes his latest story because she considers it inaccurate, self serving, and even cowardly.
Challenged by her spirit, and smitten with her beauty, Henry decides to stay and, with Teresa’s help, tell the story of what is happening in Spain, a prelude to love and war, in a world that is quickly collapsing around the lovers. The odds are stacked against them. The jealous head of the Censorship Bureau loves Teresa too and there’s a war on the way.