A married couple who have a song-and-dance act in vaudeville are in trouble. Their struggling act is going nowhere, they're almost broke and they have to do something to get them back on ... See full summary »
Showgirl Maisie Ravier finds herself once again out of work. She meets a wealthy playboy who hires her to be his family's new maid. Maisie soon finds herself trying to mend the family's ... See full summary »
A story of a brilliant master sergeant with a great career behind him and transferred to yet another post, his attraction to a younger man eventually overrides him, to a point where his latent homosexuality, finally emerges.
John Phillip Law,
In the middle of the 19th century, Kristina and Karl-Oskar live in a small rural village in Smaaland (southern Sweden). They get married and try to make a living on a small spot of land. ... See full summary »
When An American Romance was being shot in Hibbing, Minnesota in the summer of 1943, the townspeople were excited that Hibbing was selected as the site for the the mining scenes until one of the shots called for snow in the background. According to local lore, the crew bought up all of the white bed sheets that were available in Hibbing and placed them on the hills in the background. The townspeople quickly became annoyed with the filming because bed sheets, like most things, were in short supply during World War II. The end result was that Hibbing was left without sheets for months after the film crew left town. See more »
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 »
Original version premiered at 151 minutes; later cut to 122 minutes. See more »
America the Beautiful
Music by Samuel A. Ward (1882)
In the score during Steve and Anna's travels See more »
A story about an immigrant family living the American Dream.
I am an ESL high school teacher. My class is composed of predominantly Hispanic and Asian students. I would love to see this on video to teach my ESL students the American dream as portrayed by these wonderful characters. The plot is very effective- except for the fact that nothing was brought in about the Great Depression. Also, combing through the post-Industrial Revolution era with all the factory shots can be an asset for any history teacher to explain how the cooperation of people in time of need (war) has made America the wonderful country that it is today! Language Arts can also benefit because all of the elements of literature can be taught through this epic story.
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