My Man and I (Full Screen)
Warner Archive Collection (series)
Ricardo Montalban is a Mexican migrant who falls in love with a disillusioned alcoholic (Shelley Winters).
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: November 8, 2011
- Originally Released: 1952
- Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
- PCM Mono - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Shelley Winters, Ricardo Montalban, Robert Burton, Claire Trevor & Wendell Corey|
|Performer:||Wendell Corey, Claire Trevor & Jack Elam|
|Directed by||William A. Wellman|
|Edited by||John Dunning|
|Screenwriting by||John Fante & Jack Leonard|
|Composition by||David Buttolph|
|Cinematography by||William C. Mellor|
|Art Direction by||James Basevi & Cedric Gibbons|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Some towering titans of screen and pen came together to make a terrific little picture that lauds the little guy. And few guys come less powerful than newly naturalized American Chu-Chu Ramirez (Ricardo Montalban), a Mexican migrant farmer. At least, that is on the outside. On the inside, however, Chu-Chu's faith in love, hard work and the USA grant him the power to change fate, save the doomed and redeem the fallen.
While Shelley Winters is top-billed, Ricardo Montalban is the real star of MY MAN AND I. Montalban plays Mexican transient farmer Chu-Chu Ramirez, determined to make something of himself and improve his lot in life. He falls in love with disillusioned alcoholic Nancy (Winters), intending to help her overcome her illness. Meanwhile, Ramirez' nasty boss Ansel Ames (Wendell Corey) is shot in an accident. Jealous over the fact that his wife (Claire Trevor) has designs on Ramirez, Ames accuses the Mexican of attempted murder. The manner in which Ames and his wife are forced to tell the truth is one of the oddest (and most compelling) sequences in all of William Wellman's work.
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