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Ramona (1936)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  25 September 1936 (USA)
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Half-Indian girl brought up in a wealthy household is loved by the son of the house against his family's wishes and loves another Indian employed by the household.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ramona
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Alessandro
Kent Taylor ...
Felipe Moreno
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Señora Moreno
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Aunt Ri Hyar
Katherine DeMille ...
Margarita (as Katherine de Mille)
Victor Kilian ...
Father Gaspara
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Jim Farrar
J. Carrol Naish ...
Juan Can
Pedro de Cordoba ...
Father Salvierderra
Charles Waldron ...
Dr. Weaver
Claire Du Brey ...
Marda
Russell Simpson ...
Scroggs
William 'Billy' Benedict ...
Joseph Hyar (as William Benedict)
Robert Spindola ...
Paquito
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Half-Indian girl brought up in a wealthy household is loved by the son of the house against his family's wishes and loves another Indian employed by the household.

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In The New Perfected Technicolor

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Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

25 September 1936 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Originally the part of Ramona was going to go to Rita Hayworth (under her original name, Rita Cansino). But when Darryl F. Zanuck became the head of 20th Century, he said Hayworth was too young for the role, and he gave it to Loretta Young. See more »

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Referenced in 20th Century Fox Promotional Film (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Under the Redwood Tree
(1936) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by William Kernell
Strummed on guitar and sung by Loretta Young
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Technicolor is the Real Star of "Ramona"
29 May 2001 | by (Columbus, Ohio) – See all my reviews

While Loretta Young and Don Ameche get top billing, there is no question that the real star of "Ramona" is the "new perfected technicolor" as the film's poster declared in 1936. The film was the 4th to be shot in the "perfected" 3-strip color process.

"Ramona" does looks beautiful. Its the slow-moving plot that really does the film in. I've seen travelogues from the period that have more to hold a viewer's attention. Basically, the story revolves around a taboo romance between Young (a beautiful Spanish girl) and Ameche (the friendly Indian). The most interesting aspect of the plot is the fact that the white settlers are portrayed as the villains, grabbing the land and possessions of the peaceful Indians...an unusually politically correct position for a mid 1930's movie.

If you're a fan of Loretta Young, Don Ameche, or beautiful technicolor, "Ramona" is worth a look...at least once. Repeat viewings could be painful.




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