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Elia Kazan

America America

174' - 1963 - Drama, Adventure - Dialogue: English
Director: Elia Kazan Composer: Manos Hatzidakis With: Stathis Giallelis, Frank Wolff, Harry Davis, Elena Karam
This film is Elia Kazan's moving account of a young man's dream of passage to America. The story is drawn from Kazan's own family background. Kazan - who himself was a Greek immigrant who arrived in New York in 1913 at the age of four - based his script on his own novel. It is the account of the fierce struggle of a Greek boy at the turn of the century to escape the persecutions that the Greeks suffered in Turkey and to make his way to the fabled land of opportunity. An epic picture with fine images, such as the sealed, stifling, yet warm and inviting interiors of a rich merchant's home in Constantinople, and some memorable performances, such as Paul Mann's as the merchant and Linda Marsh's as his daughter.

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Elia Kazan


Manos Hatzidakis


Stathis Giallelis, Frank Wolff, Harry Davis, Elena Karam


Elia Kazan

Director of Photography

Haskell Wexler


Dede Allen


Elia Kazan

Production studios

Athena Enterprises Corporation

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Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

America America (Elia Kazan)



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