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Cangaceiro (1953)

O Cangaceiro (original title)
Approved | | Action, Drama, History | 3 September 1954 (USA)
Brazilian movie inspired by American westerns (but losing none of its cultural integrity) about Cangaceiro (bandit) Teodoro who falls in love with a small town school teacher who his gang ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Alberto Ruschel ...
Teodoro
Marisa Prado ...
Milton Ribeiro ...
Capitão Galdino Ferreira
Vanja Orico ...
Maria Clódia
Adoniran Barbosa ...
Mané Mole
Ricardo Campos
Neusa Veras
Zé do Norte
Jesuíno G. dos Santos ...
(as Jesuíno)
Maria Luiza Splendore ...
(as Maria Luiza)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Antonio V. Almeida
Heitor Barnabé
Lima Barreto
Dan Camara
Horácio Camargo
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Brazilian movie inspired by American westerns (but losing none of its cultural integrity) about Cangaceiro (bandit) Teodoro who falls in love with a small town school teacher who his gang has kidnapped. Written by Cristian Redferne <Harlock@prodigy.com>

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Remade as O Cangaceiro (1997) See more »

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magnificent photography and music
9 August 2004 | by (Kuurne, Belgium) – See all my reviews

I keep a very impressing souvenir of this picture I saw (6 times) in the fifties and would extremely appreciate if anyone could help me in finding a video copy. I much appreciated the crude and natural poetry of the film and,of course, the wonderful music. The photography also impressed me quite a lot and in my opinion Lima Barreto could have been influenced by Carol Reed. By all means, this film can certainly compete with the best "westerns" and should be given a chance to touch the actual generation by means of video, DVD etc. Although, since then, we have larger screens and color, this kind of picture in black and white proves, if necessary, that masterpieces exists without that.


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