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An American Romance (1944)

Passed | | Drama | 16 April 1945 (Sweden)
Stefan Dangos immigrates to America and works his way up from the iron mines and steel mills to become a great American success story as an industrialist.

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King Vidor

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King Vidor (story), Herbert Dalmas (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Brian Donlevy ... Stefan Dubechek aka Steve Dangos
Ann Richards ... Anna O'Rourke Dangos
Walter Abel ... Howard Clinton
John Qualen ... Anton Dubechek
Stephen McNally ... Teddy Roosevelt Dangos / Narrator (as Horace McNally)
Mary McLeod Mary McLeod ... Katina 'Tina' Dangos
Bob Lowell Bob Lowell ... George Washington Dangos
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Stefan Dangos immigrates to America and works his way up from the iron mines and steel mills to become a great American success story as an industrialist. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1945 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

America See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(copyright length) | (re-edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Made at the height of America's industrial power (the 1940s) with an homage to cities like Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Duluth, and Indianapolis. See more »

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As Steve Dangos closes his front door (after arriving home from the board meeting), a hand and lower arm can also be seen closing the door from the outside. See more »

Alternate Versions

Original version premiered at 151 minutes; later cut to 122 minutes. See more »

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Silent Night, Holy Night
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Music by Franz Xaver Gruber
Hummed by Frank Faylen
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America Love Film
7 July 2017 | by Richie-67-485852See all my reviews

First take note of the date of this movie ( the forties) because we still had the mindset to be grateful and that was a time where people all over the world wanted to immigrate here. Not knowing what to expect, having little or no money and not speaking English they knew if they can get here the rest would come and it did for tens of millions of people. This is displayed quite well in this movie. I enjoyed Brian Donlevy and I kept waiting for him to trip up on his foreign accent but he was too good an actor to do so. This is an every man who only knows hard honest work and because of that does very well winning over people, making a buck, climbing the success ladder and even purchasing a home. Great scenes of family and traditions too. The war enters into the picture with Pearl Harbor and we are introduced to joining the military to defend and fight back as well as Rosie the riveter (women work forces) and what was Americas strongest points i.e. manufacturing and coming together as a nation. We could turn out volume on anything we chose such as planes, ammo, guns, etc. We ended up not only giving and selling planes to help Russia and others but also let many just end up in huge junk yards across the nation after the war ended. America could do no wrong and our main character proves that point over and over through tragedy and triumph. It starts out a little slow but necessary to make the points and then delivers a nice satisfactory viewing for your time and attentions given. Good movie to eat a meal by, have a tasty drink and a leisurely snack or two. Make sure to take note of the automobile industry in its infancy and the designs of the cars too. Also note that they sold cars from orders taken at car show annually. Fascinating bits of little history here and there. Enjoy


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