An American Romance


An American Romance

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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.


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
Bob Lowell
as George Washington Dangos
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Critic Reviews for An American Romance

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (1)

  • 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.

    Jul 1, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • No other American director ever matched Vidor's sense of personal struggle, or the muscular poetry he found to express it.

    Jul 1, 2013 | Full Review…
    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.

    Jul 1, 2013 | Full Review…
  • King Vidor's story, coupled with his forthright direction and the excellent acting, are assets that add up to a winning total.

    Feb 23, 2012 | Full Review…

    Variety Staff

    Top Critic
  • [Breaks] old molds to give way to ideas of renewal and progress, essential in the growth and power of a nation. [Full review in Spanish]

    Sep 18, 2019 | Full Review…
  • It takes a while to get going, but is an exemplary piece of film-making nevertheless.

    Jul 1, 2013 | Full Review…

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