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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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Anton Dubechek
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Teddy Roosevelt Dangos / Narrator (as Horace McNally)
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Katina 'Tina' Dangos
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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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(copyright length) | (Turner library print)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

During World War II, there were no passenger car assembly lines in operation. As a result, Vidor had to borrow cars from Chrysler, take them apart, and reassemble them in a simulated assembly line. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Soundtracks

Lo! Hear the Gentle Lark
(1819) (uncredited)
Music by H.R. Bishop (as Sir H.R. Bishop) (1819)
Words by William Shakespeare from "Venus and Adonis" (1593)
Played on violin by Drew Roddy and sung by Anna Marie Biggs at graduation
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A surprise
5 June 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I taped this movie and just got around to watching it. As a senior, I was delighted to watch an old fashioned drama of bygone days and I thought Brian Donlevy did a great job. This man never got the recognition he deserved often cast in unfavorable roles. "An American Romance" gave him the opportunity to excel and he did a great job. I realize it is a Rags to Riches story and from the standpoint of contemporary society, a bit "corny", but it nonetheless had a message that hard work and dedication leads to success and happiness.

My only criticism is that it ended too abruptly. I did not watched the 151 minute version. T.C.M. showed a shorter version but I felt ending with world war II and building planes was a bit of a disappointment.

If you are looking for a film to show your grandchildren, this is it!


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