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An American Romance (1944)

Passed  -  Drama  -  16 April 1945 (Sweden)
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Stefan Dangos immigrates to America and works his way up from the iron mines and steel mills to become a great American success story as an industrialist.



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Complete credited cast:
Stefan Dubechek aka Steve Dangos
Ann Richards ...
Anna O'Rourke Dangos
Howard Clinton
Anton Dubechek
Stephen McNally ...
Teddy Roosevelt Dangos / Narrator (as Horace McNally)
Mary McLeod ...
Katina 'Tina' Dangos
Bob Lowell ...
George Washington Dangos


Stefan Dangos immigrates to America and works his way up from the iron mines and steel mills to become a great American success story as an industrialist. Written by Jim Beaver <>

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Release Date:

16 April 1945 (Sweden)  »

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Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)


SEK 1,727,340 (Sweden)

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Technical Specs


(Turner library print) | (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Louis Adamic, author of memoirs and studies of the immigrant experience, drafted the first sections of the script. See more »


As Steve Dangos closes his front door (after arriving home from the board meeting), a hand and lower arm can also be seen closing the door from the outside. See more »


Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
Played in the score at the wedding
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An unapologetic "immigrant boy makes good" story,
3 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie as a kid of 10 in Port Arthur, Texas, which had four theaters in a four block area. I don't remember all the details, but it was definitely a feel-good film. The protagonist was an Eastern European immigrant whose name was long and hard to pronounce, so he was re-christened Steve Dangos. Steve first got a job iron ore in an "op'm pit". Being bright and ambitious, he later became an automobile manufacturer and, if the movie is to be believed, was the first to build an enclosed sedan. He was proud to be an American (this was at a point in World War II when the outcome was expected but not guaranteed) and he named his sons after Washington and Theodore Roosevelt. He had his share of sorrow when one of the sons was killed in World War I. This was not one of the all-time film classics, but it must have made a great impression on me for the basic plot to have stayed with me for all these 62 years.

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