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The Americano (1955)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Western | 29 January 1955 (USA)
An American working on a ranch in the Amazon comes up against a gang of Brazilian bandits.

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Bento Hermany
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Manuel Silvera / 'El Gato' / Barbossa
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Marianna
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Teresa
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. ...
Cristino
Salvador Baguez ...
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George Navarro ...
Tuba Masero
Nyra Monsour ...
Tuba's Sister
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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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brazil | american | range | bull | bandit | See All (33) »

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Adventure in Brazil!

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Adventure | Western

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

As in the case of Arthur Kennedy, Sarita Montiel, playing the part of Teresa, was filming in Brazil when the money ran out. When production resumed she was not available and was replaced by Abbe Lane. See more »

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The language of Brazil is Portuguese, yet every "native" in this movie either speaks Spanish or a terrible mix of the two. See more »

Quotes

[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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