The Ugly American

The Ugly American

Director: George Englund Cast: Marlon Brando, Eiji Okada, Sandra Church


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Taken from a best-selling book, this is an uneven, politically tinged drama by George Englund that does not really follow the book that closely. Marlon Brando is Harrison Carter MacWhite, an ambassador to a Southeast Asian country that goes unnamed but stands in well for Vietnam. There is a growing movement against Yankee imperialism and the current government, increasing unrest, and other signs of a complex situation getting worse. At first the ambassador relies on past training and has his own facile explanations for the unfolding events. But as time goes by, he comes to learn that a revolutionary movement is not one-dimensional. Unfortunately, the film itself never adequately clarifies the events it depicts.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/13/2019
UPC: 0683904634221
Original Release: 1963
Rating: NR
Source: Mill Creek Ent
Time: 2:00:00
Sales rank: 15,681

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marlon Brando Harrison Carter MacWhite
Eiji Okada Deong
Sandra Church Marion MacWhite
Arthur Hill Grainger
Pat Hingle Homer Atkins
Jocelyn Brando Emma Atkins
Kukrit Pramoj Prime Minister Kwen Sai
Judson Pratt Joe Bing
Reiko Sato Rachani
George Shibata Munsang
Judson Laire Sen. Brenner
Philip Ober Sears
Stefan Schnabel Andrei Krupitzyn
Pock Rock Ann Col. Chee
John Day Actor
Frances Helm Actor
Leon Lontoc Actor
Carl Benton Reid Actor
Simon Scott Actor
James Yagi Actor
Yee Tak Yip Sawad
Bill Stout Actor

Technical Credits
George Englund Director,Producer
Alexander Golitzen Art Director
Oliver Emert Set Decoration/Design
Marshall Green Production Manager
Ted Kent Editor
Joe Lapis Sound/Sound Designer
Terence Nelson Asst. Director
Rosemary Odell Costumes/Costume Designer
Kukrit Pramoj Consultant/advisor
Frank Skinner Score Composer
Stewart Stern Original Story,Screenwriter
Clifford Stine Cinematographer
Alfred Sweeney Art Director
Waldon O. Watson Sound/Sound Designer
Bud Westmore Makeup

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