The Americano (1955 film)

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

The Americano
Directed byWilliam Castle
Produced byRobert Stillman
Screenplay byGuy Trosper
Story byLeslie T. White
StarringGlenn Ford
Music byRoy Webb
CinematographyWilliam E. Snyder
Edited byHarry Marker
Robert Stillman Productions
Distributed byRKO 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
CountryUnited States
Box office$1.25 million (US)[2]


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 Americano was filmed in Brazil in 1955. Abbe Lane's musical number was supervised by her husband, Xavier Cugat.

See also


  1. "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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