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The Americano (1916 film)

The Americano
The Americano.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by John Emerson
Produced by Fine Arts Film Company
Written by John Emerson
Anita Loos
(scenario and titles)
Based on Blaze Derringer
by Eugene P. Lyle, Jr.
Starring Douglas Fairbanks
Cinematography Victor Fleming
Fine Arts Film Company
Distributed by Triangle Film Corporation (original release)
S.A. Lynch Enterprises (re-release)
Release date
  • December 24, 1916 (1916-12-24) (original release)
  • August 21, 1923 (1923-08-21) (re-release)
Running time
61 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

The Americano is a 1916 American silent adventure/romantic comedy film directed by John Emerson and stars Douglas Fairbanks in his last production for Triangle Film Corporation. Based on the novel Blaze Derringer, by Eugene P. Lyle, Jr., the scenario was written by John Emerson and Anita Loos who also wrote the film's intertitles. The film was re-released by S.A. Lynch Enterprises on August 21, 1923. Three 16mm prints and one 8mm print of the film still exists. Set in a fictional South American country of Paragonia, it has been described as one of a group of films that supported United States imperialism by providing support to the idea of manifest destiny.



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