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Ramona (1936)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 25 September 1936 (USA)
Half-Indian girl brought up in a wealthy household is loved by the son of the house against his family's wishes and loves another Indian employed by the household.

Director:

Henry King

Writers:

Helen Hunt Jackson (novel), Lamar Trotti (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Loretta Young ... Ramona
Don Ameche ... Alessandro
Kent Taylor ... Felipe Moreno
Pauline Frederick ... Señora Moreno
Jane Darwell ... Aunt Ri Hyar
Katherine DeMille ... Margarita (as Katherine de Mille)
Victor Kilian ... Father Gaspara
John Carradine ... Jim Farrar
J. Carrol Naish ... Juan Can
Pedro de Cordoba ... Father Salvierderra
Charles Waldron Charles Waldron ... Dr. Weaver
Claire Du Brey ... Marda
Russell Simpson ... Scroggs
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Joseph Hyar (as William Benedict)
Robert Spindola Robert Spindola ... Paquito
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Half-Indian girl brought up in a wealthy household is loved by the son of the house against his family's wishes and loves another Indian employed by the household.

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In The New Perfected Technicolor

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1936 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The first film produced by 20th Century Fox in full three-strip Technicolor. Also the first western to be produced in the same process. See more »

Connections

Version of Ramona (1910) See more »

Soundtracks

Sunrise Hymn
(1936) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by William Kernell
Sung by the guests the morning after the fiesta
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Ramona come closer, shut softly your watery eyes
27 August 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Spanish Loretta Young (!) was raised by a wealthy family. The family's son loves Loretta but she loves Indian Don Ameche (oh boy). Then she finds out that she's also half-Indian, which makes her happy as she can marry Ameche. It's one of those movies, folks. When Ameche rides into view and you realize he's gone full Tonto for this picture, you basically have two choices: turn it off or soldier on, knowing full well this is going to be a little hard to swallow.

The early Technicolor is nice and makes the beautiful scenery pop. Young is lovely, even with the jet black hair that doesn't suit her. Speaking of lovely, Katherine DeMille appears in this and her beauty is also enhanced by the color. Good support from Jane Darwell, J. Carrol Naish, and Pauline Frederick. John Carradine has a small part. It's a well-intentioned bit of hokum. Amusing at times but depressing if you take it seriously.


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