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About the Movie
Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning writer and director Elia Kazan ("On the Waterfront," "A Streetcar Named Desire") tells the true story of the early life of his uncle, Greek-immigrant Stavros Topouzoglow, whose optimistic dreams of a turn-of-the-century America quickly collide with cold, hard reality. Despite the casual cruelties, betrayals, and career setbacks he experiences in his new homeland, he forms strong and lasting friendships that help him weather the worst. Nominated for Academy Awards for Best Picture; Best Director; and Best Writing, Story and Screenplay, this feature won an Academy Award for the painstakingly accurate art direction of Gene Callahan.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 7
- Fresh: 5
- Rotten: 2
- Average Rating: 6.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Elia Kazan gives a penetrating, thorough and profoundly affecting account of the hardships endured and surmounted at the turn of the century by a young Greek lad
Fresh: The entire movie benefits from its authenticity, geographical, historical and emotional, and may be seen as one of the peaks of Kazan's career.
Moving, real, and so emotional!
Tremendous! I didnt think I would get so lost in it. However it pulled me in and kept me.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 1963
- © 1963 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.