An American Romance (1944)

An American Romance (1944)




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This drama begins as a hard-working Czech immigrant arrives in America and is shuffled through Ellis Island with the others. He goes to work in the iron ore mines of Minnesota and in the end becomes a major automaker. However, he must continue to work as his workers begin striking.
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Brian Donlevy
as Steve Dangos
Ann Richards
as Anna O'Rourke Dangos
Walter Abel
as Howard Clinton
John Qualen
as Anton Dubechek
Horace McNally
as Teddy Roosevelt Dangos
Mary McLeod Bethune
as Tina Dangos
Bob Lowell
as George Washington Dangos
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Critic Reviews for An American Romance

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

Mr. Vidor made a great big color picture with an abundance of vivid American scenes but with a story so banal and tedious that the whole film seems one massive platitude.

Full Review… | July 1, 2013
New York Times
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No other American director ever matched Vidor's sense of personal struggle, or the muscular poetry he found to express it.

Full Review… | July 1, 2013
Time Out
Top Critic

Even as the drama disintegrates, Vidor's skill in presenting the rhythms of collective action (here, the work of the mills and factories) raises the documentary sections of the film to the level of his best work.

Full Review… | July 1, 2013
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

King Vidor's story, coupled with his forthright direction and the excellent acting, are assets that add up to a winning total.

Full Review… | February 22, 2012
Top Critic

It takes a while to get going, but is an exemplary piece of film-making nevertheless.

Full Review… | July 1, 2013

Virtuoso performance by Donlevy from young immigrant to old industrialist keeps this overlong saga moving.

Full Review… | July 1, 2013
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