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An American Romance (1944)

Passed | | Drama | 16 April 1945 (Sweden)
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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Anna O'Rourke Dangos
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Howard Clinton
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Anton Dubechek
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Teddy Roosevelt Dangos / Narrator (as Horace McNally)
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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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OUT OF THE HOPE AND COURAGE OF A MAN ...THE LOVE AND DEVOTION OF A WOMAN! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Made at the height of America's industrial power (the 1940s) with an homage to cities like Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Duluth, and Indianapolis. 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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America the Beautiful
(1882) (uncredited)
Music by Samuel A. Ward (1882)
In the score during Steve and Anna's travels
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American success story.
25 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie as a nine year old child and never forgot it. Later it appeared on television and more recently on TCM. I was impressed by the hero's fortitude in walking to Minnesota to join his cousin at the Mesabe Iron Range, his hard work, and his learning to read and eventually marrying the teacher. Each of his male children was named for a president after a friend remarked their child might reach that office. The movie taught me how iron ore was shipped east and processed into steel. Dangos also moves east and becomes a foreman. He eventually becomes an automobile manufacturer and his new ideas bring him success. His children succeed by achieving through the benefits of education. The movie ends after a documentary of American industry's contribution to the war effort. The Technicolor was gorgeous and Donlevy's performance believable. I still enjoy watching this film and believe King Vidor put his heart into it.


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