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The Ugly American(1963)

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Brief Synopsis

An intelligent, articulate scholar, Harrison MacWhite, survives a hostile Senate confirmation hearing at the hands of conservatives to become ambassador to Sarkan, a southeast Asian country where civil war threatens a tense peace. Despite his knowledge, once he's there, MacWhite sees only a dichotomy between the U.S. and Communism. He can't accept that anti-American sentiment might be a longing for self-determination and nationalism. So, he breaks from his friend Deong, a local opposition leader, ignores a foreman's advice about slowing the building of a road, and tries to muscle ahead. What price must the country and his friends pay for him to get some sense?

Cast & Crew

George Englund Director
Marlon Brando Harrison Carter MacWhite
Sandra Church Marion MacWhite
Pat Hingle Homer Atkins
Arthur Hill Grainger
Jocelyn Brando Emma Atkins
Kukrit Pramoj Prime Minister Kwen Sai
Judson Pratt Joe Bing
Reiko Sato Rachani
Judson Laire Senator Brenner
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  Los Angeles opening: ca2 Apr 1963
Release Date:  1963 Production Date:  none available
Color/B&W:  Color (Eastmancolor) Distributions Co: 
Sound:  Mono (Westrex Recording System) Production Co:  Universal Pictures
Duration(mins):  120 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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