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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.

Director:

King Vidor

Writers:

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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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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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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Technical Specs

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

After the world premiere in Cincinnati, Ohio, the New York Office of M-G-M ordered 30 minutes to be cut from the film, since exhibitors complained about its length. In his autobiography, King Vidor says he expected the cuts to come out of the documentary footage in the film, but that footage was already wedded to the music. So the cuts came out of the dramatic portions. Many of the actors listed in the cast may not be seen in the 121-minute cut version which Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has shown. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Soundtracks

Minuet in G
(uncredited)
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Played on violin by Bobby Larson at Professor Cantiloni's
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Historical value
27 June 2006 | by whccaptSee all my reviews

As A career merchant seaman on the Great Lake's ore carriers, and working for a large steel maker, I found this movie most interesting and well done. This motion picture contains many historical shots of early lake vessels at the locks in Sault Ste. Marie and docking in Gary, Indiana. The story seems to be based on the life of Andrew Carnegie who was also an immigrant from Scotland. My family came from the Pittsburgh area and were employed with a large steel company, so I can relate well to the plot. Brian Donlevey visited aboard some of our vessels while making this movie in the port of Gary, Indiana. I liked this movie and watch it when I find it advertised to be shown on TV. I would own it if I could buy it because of its historical value..


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