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My Man and I (1952)

Chu Chu Ramirez is an American of Mexican decent farm laborer in California, with lofty ideals, who is very proud of his new American citizenship. During his time off, he tries to befriend ... See full summary »

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William A. Wellman
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Shelley Winters ... Nancy
Ricardo Montalban ... Chu Chu Ramirez
Wendell Corey ... Ansel Ames
Claire Trevor ... Mrs. Ansel Ames
Robert Burton ... Sheriff
José Torvay ... Manuel Ramirez (as Jose Torvay)
Jack Elam ... Celestino Garcia
Pascual García Peña Pascual García Peña ... Willie Chung (as Pascual Garcia Pena)
George Chandler ... Frankie
Juan Torena ... Vincente Aguilar
Carlos Conde Carlos Conde ... Joe Mendacio
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Chu Chu Ramirez is an American of Mexican decent farm laborer in California, with lofty ideals, who is very proud of his new American citizenship. During his time off, he tries to befriend the alcoholic bar girl Nancy. After working for a month for the subsistence farmer Mr. Ames and his frustrated wife, Chu Chu discovers that his paycheck bounces and Ames stalls in paying him. Just after a confrontation between Ames and Chu Chu, Ames is accidentally wounded by his own shotgun and he and his wife blame it on Chu Chu. Despite the support of his friends and sympathetic Sheriff, Chu Chu is given a year's sentence. Written by Will Gilbert

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

21 August 1953 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Shameless See more »

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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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In a bar as Shelley Winter's character is drunkenly explaining her mess of a life to Chu Chu she angrily swipes her glass off the table she sits. You hear the glass tumble and break to the floor. Towards the end of her drunken slurred words with Chu Chu she lifts her head and pours the rest of her wine from the bottle into her glass that has mysteriously reappears and gulps. See more »

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Interesting but degrading to Hispanics....
24 June 2005 | by tksayssoSee all my reviews

I just finished watching this movie. Ricardo Montalban stars as a dreamy-eyed Mexican immigrant farmhand who falls in love with downtrodden alcoholic loner Shelly Winters. A subplot has bad guy farmer Wendell Corey and his bitter wife Claire Trevor hiring and then stiffing Montalban's character for the work he did on their farm.

It was difficult for me to get past the embarrassingly sad broken English dialog the writers put in Montalban and his Hispanic friends' mouths. You get the impression that these particular writers must have penned all of the lines for Jay Silverheels as Tonto.

If you can get past the dialog and the sheer amazement that someone would cast the late great bug-eyed character actor Jack Elam as a Mexican then the story and plot are pretty good. There are worse ways to spend nearly 2 hours.


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