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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.

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King Vidor

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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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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

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 »

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

America the Beautiful
(1882) (uncredited)
Music by Samuel A. Ward (1882)
In the score during Steve and Anna's travels
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A story about an immigrant family living the American Dream.
6 March 2005 | by gekkoliesSee all my reviews

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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