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The Americano (1955)

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An American working on a ranch in the Amazon comes up against a gang of Brazilian bandits.

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Complete credited cast:
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Frank Lovejoy ...
Bento Hermany
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Manuel Silvera / 'El Gato' / Barbossa
Ursula Thiess ...
Marianna
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Teresa
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. ...
Cristino
Salvador Baguez ...
Captain Gonzalez
Tom Powers ...
Jim Rogers
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Barney Dent
Frank Marlowe ...
Captain of Ship
George Navarro ...
Tuba Masero
Nira Monsour ...
Tuba's Sister (as Nyra Monsour)
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An American Rancher takes a small herd of Brahma bulls to Brazil where he has sold them for a small fortune. There, he finds himself in the middle of a range war......and in love. His concern, who are really his friends and who are his enemies? Written by WesternWildcard

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Adventure in Brazil!

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Adventure | Western

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24 March 1955 (Portugal)  »

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Americano  »

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Trivia

Sara Montiel was originally cast for the role of Teresa and filmed some sequences in the Matto Grosso jungle. There are stills where she is seen handling a big snake, possibly an anaconda, along with Glenn Ford, Cesar Romero and others in the cast. In her 2000 autobiography Sara relates how the production ran out of money in Brazil and everybody was sent back to Hollywood with canceled contracts. Months later she was called to resume filming but by then she had signed with Warner Bros. and could not finish "El Americano." She was replaced by Abbe Lane and her scenes were re-shot. See more »

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When Silvera's gang stops Sam and Bento in the jungle, Sam says he'll go along with them because "it's hard to argue with four guns." There are five men holding five guns on the pair. See more »

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[first lines]
Stevie: Pa, how far is Brazil?
Barney Dent: That's a long way away, Stevie - clear across the world.
Daughter: Is it as far as Amarillo?
Barney Dent: Yeah, farther!
Stevie: Why are our bulls going to Brazil?
Barney Dent: Because we sold 'em to a rancher down there.
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The Americano
Lyrics by Tom Smith
Music by Xavier Cugat and George Rosner
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Range war in the Amazon
15 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After delivering his prize bulls from Texas to a mysterious buyer in the Amazon, Glen Ford is reluctantly drawn into a dispute between a wealthy rancher, a beautiful women, homesteaders and Brazilian bandits. A vintage performance by Ford is complemented by Cesar Romero, as the bandit "El Gato." The sexy Abbe Lane pulls off a song in the middle of the movie that showcases her then husband, Xavier Cugat's, Latin score. Americans in the 1950's were fascinated with the Amazon, one of North America's last frontiers. With some great second unit wildlife shots, this is not Monument Valley. If you can enjoy an old time western, with its stoic hero and sharp moral choices, set in 1950's Brazil, then this one is for you.


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