The Ugly American [DVD] [1963]

The Ugly American has been given a letterboxed transfer in its original widescreen aspect ratio which has also been enhanced for 16 x 9 playback on widescreen monitors. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono; in addition to the original English-language soundtrack, there's an alternate dubbed French version, as well as optional subtitles in Spanish and French. No bonus material has been included.
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Special Features

  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Closed Captioned


The Ugly American
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. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Marlon Brando
    Marlon Brando - Harrison Carter MacWhite
  • Eiji Okada
    Eiji Okada - Deong
  • Image coming soon
    Sandra Church - Marion MacWhite
  • Arthur Hill
    Arthur Hill - Grainger
  • Pat Hingle
    Pat Hingle - Homer Atkins

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