The Americano (1955 film)

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The Americano
The Americano FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by William Castle
Produced by Robert Stillman
Screenplay by Guy Trosper
Story by Leslie T. White
Starring Glenn Ford
Music by Roy Webb
Cinematography William E. Snyder
Edited by Harry Marker
Robert Stillman Productions
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • January 19, 1955 (1955-01-19) (Premiere-New York City)[1]
  • January 29, 1955 (1955-01-29) (US)[1]
Running time
85 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1.25 million (US)[2]

The Americano is a 1955 American Western movie, starring Glenn Ford and directed by William Castle.


Texas rancher Sam Dent (Glenn Ford) takes a small herd of three Brahman bulls to Brazil, where he has sold them for a small fortune. There, he finds himself in the middle of a range war, as well as in love. Following this, he must find out who are his friends and who are his enemies.



Much of the movie was filmed in Brazil in 1955. Abbe Lane's musical number was supervised by her husband, Xavier Cugat.

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  1. ^ a b "The Americano: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ 'The Top Box-Office Hits of 1955', Variety Weekly, January 25, 1956

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