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America, America (1963)





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Filmmaker Elia Kazan based America, America on the early life of his Greek-immigrant uncle. Stavros Topouzoglow is the young immigrant, whose starry-eyed impressions of America are soon compromised by reality. Despite the casual cruelties, betrayals, and career setbacks, Stavros forms strong and lasting friendships which help him weather the worst. An Oscar went to the painstakingly accurate art direction of Gene Callahan. Despite moments that are not suitable for children, America, America won a rare "bell-ringer" rating from the high-school oriented Scholastic magazines back in 1963; in the years since, it has become a stalwart of the American Movie Classics cable service.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Elia Kazan
On DVD: Feb 8, 2011
Warner Home Video


Stathis Giallelis
as Stavros Topouzoglou
Frank Wolff
as Vartan Damadian
Harry Davis
as Isaac Topouzoglou
Elena Karam
as Vasso Topouzoglou
Estelle Hemsley
as Grandmother
Gregory Rozakis
as Hohanness Gardashian
Salem Ludwig
as Odysseus Topouzoglou
John Marley
as Garabet
Joanna Frank
as Vartuhi
Paul Mann
as Aleko Sinnikoglou
Linda Marsh
as Thomna Sinnikoglou
Robert H. Harris
as Aratoon Kebabian
Katherine Balfour
as Sophia Kebabian
Katharine Balfour
as Sophia Kebabian
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 6, 2008
New York Times
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Kazan allows the viewer to be removed from the film but also engage in the emotion of the moment

Full Review… | October 14, 2013
7M Pictures

One of Kazan's most autobiographical films, drawing on the immigration of his uncle, was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, but never found an audience.

Full Review… | February 1, 2008

One of the greatest ever immigrant pics.

Full Review… | January 28, 2008
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