The Ugly American (1963)

16 04/02/1963 (US) ThrillerDrama 1h 55m
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The most explosive adventure of our time!


An intelligent, articulate scholar, Harrison MacWhite, survives a hostile Senate confirmation hearing at the hands of conservatives to become ambassador to Sarkan, a southeast Asian country where civil war threatens a tense peace. Despite his knowledge, once he's there, MacWhite sees only a dichotomy between the U.S. and Communism. He can't accept that anti-American sentiment might be a longing for self-determination and nationalism. So, he breaks from his friend Deong, a local opposition leader, ignores a foreman's advice about slowing the building of a road, and tries to muscle ahead. What price must the country and his friends pay for him to get some sense?

  1. George Englund


  2. Eugene Burdick


  3. William J. Lederer


  4. Stewart Stern


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  1. Marlon Brando

    Marlon Brando

    Ambassador Harrison Carter MacWhite

  2. Eiji Okada

    Eiji Okada


  3. Sandra Church

    Sandra Church

    Marion MacWhite

  4. Pat Hingle

    Pat Hingle

    Homer Atkins

  5. Arthur Hill

    Arthur Hill


  6. Jocelyn Brando

    Jocelyn Brando

    Emma Atkins

  7. Reiko Sato

    Reiko Sato

  8. Kukrit Pramoj

  9. Judson Pratt

    Judson Pratt

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The Ugly American
The Ugly American

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Original Language English

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