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Cangaceiro (1953)

O Cangaceiro (original title)
Brazilian movie inspired by American westerns (but losing none of its cultural integrity) about Cangaceiro (bandit) Teodoro who falls in love with a small town school teacher who his gang ... See full summary »

Director:

Lima Barreto

Writers:

Lima Barreto (story), Lima Barreto (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alberto Ruschel Alberto Ruschel ... Teodoro
Marisa Prado Marisa Prado ... Olívia
Milton Ribeiro Milton Ribeiro ... Capitão Galdino Ferreira
Vanja Orico Vanja Orico ... Maria Clódia
Adoniran Barbosa Adoniran Barbosa ... Mané Mole
Ricardo Campos Ricardo Campos
Neusa Veras Neusa Veras
Zé do Norte Zé do Norte
Jesuíno G. dos Santos Jesuíno G. dos Santos ... (as Jesuíno)
Maria Luiza Splendore Maria Luiza Splendore ... (as Maria Luiza)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Antonio V. Almeida Antonio V. Almeida
Heitor Barnabé Heitor Barnabé
Lima Barreto Lima Barreto
Dan Camara Dan Camara
Horácio Camargo Horácio Camargo
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Storyline

Brazilian movie inspired by American westerns (but losing none of its cultural integrity) about Cangaceiro (bandit) Teodoro who falls in love with a small town school teacher who his gang has kidnapped. Written by Cristian Redferne <Harlock@prodigy.com>

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Taglines:

BRUTAL...They take what they want - wine, wealth and women! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | History

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

3 September 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cangaceiro See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Vera Cruz Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First Brazilian film to receive awards at the Cannes Film Festival. See more »

Connections

Remade as O Cangaceiro (1997) See more »

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Cliché plot, bandit abducts schoolteacher, beautifully played
8 December 2006 | by driqSee all my reviews

I saw this film at the Carnegie Cinema in NYC 50 years ago and still remember it. It was beautifully filmed. Aside from the plot, the background music, O Canganceiro which is played as an instrumental and choral is absolutely haunting. The female lead was exceptionally beautiful. As I recall, the film was a minor sensation at the time, but has since disappeared into the mists of history. Too bad. Is it available anywhere today?

(the 10 line minimum doesn't make sense. Why should I be forced to pad my comments when brevity is the soul of wit. This was a simple film,that doesn't require complex, "filomatic" critical comment!)


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