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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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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
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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Adventure in Brazil!

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24 March 1955 (Portugal)  »

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Americano  »

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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 Dent first meets the federal police he asks if any of them speaks Engish and the head policeman says he does. Later, after the head policeman is shot, Dent is walking with two of the other policemen and Gato when they enter the barn. Dent says, "Spread out" and the two policemen immediately go left and right, without having to wait for the phrase to be translated by Gato. 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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Tight Identification, Neat Closure
24 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a much better Technicolor production than many of the other Castle films of the era. Castle brings back his oblique staging/blocking and adds some interesting low and high angle shots (which had been poorly employed in preceding Castle films) in order to develop a clear psychological motivation for the titular character. The shot-reverse-shot construction is more subtle than previous Technicolor Castle films, making the suture smoother and thus more endearing for the spectator. Depth of field creeps back into Castle's stylistic system in this film, aided by picturesque natural exteriors. Castle plays around with montage again, purposeful as ellipsis and appropriate to plot progression. I am reserved in labeling certain elements of the production as budget due to the possibility of a poor transfer for the copy I viewed (in particular I am referring to the cross-cut shots of wild animals). The script is more natural and a nice fit for the milieu of the film - real people talking honestly to each other. Pace slows and shot-reverse-shot construction gets sloppy half way through the film but is compensated for by some frantic action sequences that distinguish a morality for Ford's character that drives the rest of the narrative forward. There is a nice song (musical number) tri-functional as entr'acte for the story, prompt for budding romantic subplots and homage to the chanchadas of Brazil (ironic, given that after all the Columbia Pictures distribution of Castle's films that The Americano was released through RKO). It was at this time that Columbia Pictures's exploitation of the Brazilian film market was reaching critical mass and spurring the development of the Cinema Novo counter-cinema movement. Dramatic confessions under extreme duress perfectly mirror Castle's The Chance of a Lifetime (1943) and tease out a neat closure to a film that operated with few plot contrivances.


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