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Cangaceiro (1953)

O Cangaceiro (original title)
Approved | | Action, Drama, History | 3 September 1954 (USA)
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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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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:

The Story of an Outlaw Bandit! 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

Directorial debut of Lima Barreto. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Levels (2008) See more »

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magnificent photography and music
9 August 2004 | by verbrugghenSee all my reviews

I keep a very impressing souvenir of this picture I saw (6 times) in the fifties and would extremely appreciate if anyone could help me in finding a video copy. I much appreciated the crude and natural poetry of the film and,of course, the wonderful music. The photography also impressed me quite a lot and in my opinion Lima Barreto could have been influenced by Carol Reed. By all means, this film can certainly compete with the best "westerns" and should be given a chance to touch the actual generation by means of video, DVD etc. Although, since then, we have larger screens and color, this kind of picture in black and white proves, if necessary, that masterpieces exists without that.


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