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General Sutter (1999)

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In June of 1866, while in Washington to pursue reparations from Congress for property losses during the Gold Rush, Swiss-born John Sutter sits for a portrait that still hangs in Solothurn. ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Werner Bachofen ...
John A. Sutter (young man)
Wolfram Berger ...
Frank Buchser
Rahman Dalrymple ...
James Marshall (as Rahman DeShongh)
Hannes Schmidhauser ...
John A. Sutter
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In June of 1866, while in Washington to pursue reparations from Congress for property losses during the Gold Rush, Swiss-born John Sutter sits for a portrait that still hangs in Solothurn. As Frank Buchser paints, Sutter relates his life story: his childhood, apprenticeship, early marriage, business failures, and departure to America, alone, in the late 1830s. He establishes his business empire in what becomes Sacramento, losing out again when gold is discovered at a mill he's building, his lands to be trampled by the world rushing in. Nearly 20 years later, reunited with his wife and living in New York, dignified and without regrets, he futilely lobbies Congress. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Terrible and downright boring
9 December 2003 | by (Basel, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

Well, to be fair, this movie has a running time of only 90 minutes, so you won't be bored too long. But why even watch the whole film, when the best shot is shown after 15min (I'm talking about the breathtaking ship sequence,...well...kinda breathtaking. If it's your first film and you've never seen pictures move.), the rest of the film you see two men in a room "in Washington DC " (you never see any parts of the city, so it could be anywhere, but the package says that everything is "filmed on location"...) exchanging cheesy dialogue.


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