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Filmmaker Elia Kazan based America, America on the early life of his Greek-immigrant uncle. Stavros Topouzoglow is the young immigrant, whose starry-eyed impressions of America are soon compromised by reality. Despite the casual cruelties, betrayals, and career setbacks, Stavros forms strong and lasting friendships which help him weather the worst. An Oscar went to the painstakingly accurate art direction of Gene Callahan. Despite moments that are not suitable for children, America, America won a rare "bell-ringer" rating from the high-school oriented Scholastic magazines back in 1963; in the years since, it has become a stalwart of the American Movie Classics cable service. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:December 15, 1963

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Linda Marsh Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1963 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Paul Mann Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1963 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Stathis Giallelis New Star of the Year - Male 1963 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Stathis Giallelis Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 1963 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Elia Kazan Best Director 1963 Winner
Directors Guild of America Elia Kazan Best Director 1963 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Elia Kazan Best Original Screenplay 1963 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Elia Kazan Best Director 1963 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Elia Kazan Best Picture 1963 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Gene Callahan Best Black and White Art Direction 1963 Winner

Cast

Stathis Giallelis
as Stavros Topouzoglou
Frank Wolff
as Vartan Damadian
Elena Karam
as Vasso Topouzoglou
Linda Marsh
as Thomna Sinnikoglou
Paul Mann
as Aleko Sinnikoglou
Lou Antonio
as Abdul
Salem Ludwig
as Odysseus Topouzoglou
John Marley
as Garabet
Joanna Frank
as Vartuhi

Crew

Elia Kazan
Director
Elia Kazan
Producer
Elia Kazan
Screenwriter
Elia Kazan
Book Author
Haskell Wexler
Cinematographer
Dede Allen
Editor
Gene Callahan
Production Designer
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