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The Americano
(1917) American
B&W : Five reels
Directed by John Emerson

Cast: Douglas Fairbanks [Blaze Derringer], Alma Reubens (Alma Rubens) [Juana de Castelar], Spottiswood Aitken [Presidente Hernando de Castelar], Carl Stockdale [Salza Espada], Tote du Crow [Alberto de Castille], Charlie Stevens (Charles Stevens) [Colonel Gargaras], Lillian Langdon [Señora de Castille], Tom Wilson [Harold Armitage ‘Whitey’ White], Mildred Harris [the stenographer]

The Fine Arts Film Company production; distributed by Triangle Distributing Corporation. / Scenario by Anita Loos and John Emerson, from the novel Blaze Derringer by Eugene P. Lyle Jr. Production supervised by D.W. Griffith. Cinematography by Victor Fleming. Intertitles by Anita Loos. / Released 28 January 1917. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Working titles: Mr. Breeze and The Pet of Patagonia. The film was rereleased in the USA by Tri-Stone Pictures, Incorporated. The film was rereleased in the USA by S.A. Lynch Enterprises, Incorporated. The novel was subsequently filmed as American Pluck (1925).

Drama: Adventure.

Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.0107.

Survival status: Print exists [16mm reduction positive (Tri-Stone rerelease version)].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Americans (Abroad) - Arrests - Coups d’état - Families: Father-daughter relationships - Foremen - Marriages: Forced - Mines - Political prisoners - Presidents - Rescues - South America

Listing updated: 22 May 2012.

References: Film credits, film viewing : AFI-F1 n. F1.0107; Bardèche-History p. 115; Lahue-Triangle p. 42; Limbacher-Feature p. 8; Slide-FineArts pp. 54, 63, 64, 65, 135, 158, 175; Tarbox-Lost pp. 228, 252, 279.

Home video: DVD.

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