Among the grittiest, most offbeat films of Huston’s studio period, We Were Strangers stars Jennifer Jones as a Cuban girl who swears revenge when the chief of police murders her leftist brother. She falls in with a band of resistance fighters led by an American expat (John Garfield), helping them tunnel into a cemetery where they plan to set off a bomb at a state funeral. Taut, understated, and documentary-like at times, the film failed to connect with audiences on its release due to empathy for would-be assassins and its Hispanic supporting cast (including Pedro Armendáriz as the despicable police chief and standout Gilbert Roland as a guitar-strumming revolutionary).