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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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Anton Dubechek
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Teddy Roosevelt Dangos / Narrator (as Horace McNally)
Mary McLeod ...
Katina 'Tina' Dangos
Bob Lowell ...
George Washington Dangos
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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. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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16 April 1945 (Sweden)  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 1,727,340 (Sweden)
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(copyright length) | (Turner library print)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Louis Adamic, author of memoirs and studies of the immigrant experience, drafted the first sections of the script. See more »

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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 »

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Minuet in G
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Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Played on violin by Bobby Larson at Professor Cantiloni's
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Great documentary scenes
3 May 2013 | by (Great falls , Montana) – See all my reviews

Wonderful shots of ca 1940 industry. The iron mine and ore docks were beautifully done, the open hearth and rolling mill was also great. Loved the Plymouths re-badged as "Dantons", apparently these were '41 leftovers as passenger car production was halted during the war. But the credits say the airplane factory was Douglas, some of the close ups of the Rosie the riveters may have been Douglas, but surely the B-17 line was at a Boeing plant? Or did Douglas also build B-17s?

But the drama was kind of corny. Not that immigrants didn't or couldn't become industrialists, but I don't think GMs steel turret tops cars could possibly have been invented in a backyard shed. In 1910 an innovative individual might have made a real improvement in auto production; by the thirties this could only have been done by a large industrial firm like GM with millions of dollars and hundreds of engineers.


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