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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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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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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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Storyline

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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BRUTAL...They take what they want - wine, wealth and women! See more »

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Action | Drama | History

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3 September 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cangaceiro  »

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Trivia

Directorial debut of Lima Barreto. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Red Balloon (1956) See more »

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brazilian western, follows formula, but transcends it
24 May 2002 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

This brazilian film made in 1953 was clearly inspired by the american westerns. As a matter of fact you could call it a western, but it has a great difference, which are that the characters, folklore and the history of that area on the northeast of Brazil, so rich and interesting, that it makes this film transcend the structure of a typical western and became a great film in itself. The scenes where the band of outlaws is riding, with the song `Mulher Rendeira', being played on the background, is one of the greatest moments I have ever seen on film. Even though this film was a big hit when it came out, it even got an award at the Cannes Festival, it should be more appreciated nowadays.


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