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I Am an American (1944)

Approved | | Short, History | 23 December 1944 (USA)
A hypothetical married Polish couple arrives in New York in the early 1840's and walks to Ohio where they settle and prosper and raise children. The man loses an arm in the Civil war, and ... See full summary »

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Crane Wilbur

Writer:

Crane Wilbur
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Humphrey Bogart ... Himself (uncredited)
Gary Gray ... Thomas Jefferson Kanowski (uncredited)
Gordon Hart Gordon Hart ... Judge Kanowski (archive footage) (uncredited)
Dick Haymes ... Himself (uncredited)
Danny Kaye ... Himself (uncredited)
Joan Leslie ... Herself (uncredited)
Victor Mature ... Himself (uncredited)
Mary Lee Moody Mary Lee Moody ... Little Girl (uncredited)
Dennis Morgan ... Himself (uncredited)
Knute Rockne Knute Rockne ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jay Silverheels ... Indian (uncredited)
Arturo Toscanini ... Himself (uncredited)
Woodrow Wilson ... President Woodrow Wilson (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Storyline

A hypothetical married Polish couple arrives in New York in the early 1840's and walks to Ohio where they settle and prosper and raise children. The man loses an arm in the Civil war, and with every new war, also loses members of the ever-expanding family. The family is seen as typical of other families from all sorts of ethnic backgrounds who give their sons to the armed services out of patriotism. Written by Max

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Short | History

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Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Featurettes (1944-1945 season) #1: I Am an American See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Vitaphone production reel #1266A. See more »

Goofs

When Feyador breaks out into dance at the Fourth of July parade (3m,58s), the narrator says, "Feyador could speak no English then...," but you can clearly see Maria's mouth saying "Stop, stop!" in English. See more »

Soundtracks

(Shout! Wherever You May Be) I Am an American
(uncredited)
Written by Ira Schuster, Paul Cunningham and Leonard Whitcup
Sung by a chorus at the end
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"In their hearts, they were already Americans"
23 May 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

"For countless centuries, it waited for a people to call it their own." Fortunately, White people found only Indians here, starting with Leif Ericson.

Oh, dear. Well, that's just an indication of how people thought in 1944, when this one-reel movie was made. Once that's over, it tells the story of two emigrants from the Ukraine. My ancestors came from that area of the world: Poland and Lithuania and Rumania and even Silesia. And you know what? They came, thinking they would like to be Americans, away from European tyrants. And while this country is far from perfect, it was and is a lot better than where they came from. And, like the family of the two emigrants from the Ukraine in this movie, I remain grateful.


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