Marlon Brando stars in this volatile political thriller based on the critically acclaimed best-selling book. As a compassionate American ambassador to the strife-torn Southeast Asian nation of Sarkhan, Brando tries to keep the Communists in the north from overrunning the weakened democracy in the south by making sure a vital road into the country's inaccessible interior goes through. But, from his very arrival, The Ugly American is met with suspicion and hate even by an influential freedom fighter now suspected of being a Communist agent. Intrigue and danger surround Brando and co-stars Pat Hingle, Arthur Hill and Sandra Church, in this tense story of Cold War politics that remains all too real today.

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The Ugly American (1963)

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Marlon Brando stars in this volatile political thriller based on the critically acclaimed best-selling book. As a compassionate American ambassador to the strife-torn Southeast Asian nation of Sarkhan, Brando tries to keep the Communists in the north from overrunning the weakened democracy in the south by making sure a vital road into the country's inaccessible interior goes through. But, from his very arrival, The Ugly American is met with suspicion and hate even by an influential freedom fighter now suspected of being a Communist agent. Intrigue and danger surround Brando and co-stars Pat Hingle, Arthur Hill and Sandra Church, in this tense story of Cold War politics that remains all too real today.

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Cast
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Marlon Brando

Ambassador Harrison Carter MacWhite
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Eiji Okada

Deong
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Sandra Church

Marion MacWhite
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Pat Hingle

Homer Atkins
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Arthur Hill

Grainger
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Jocelyn Brando

Emma Atkins
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Kukrit Pramoj

Prime Minister Kwen Sai
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Judson Pratt

Joe Bing
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Reiko Sato

Rachani, Deong's Wife
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George Shibata

Munsang
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Judson Laire

Senator Brenner
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Philip Ober

Ambassador Sears
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Yee Tak Yip

Sawad, Deong's Assistant
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Carl Benton Reid

Senator at Confirmation Hearing
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Simon Scott

Johnson
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John Daheim

(as John Day)
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Leon Lontoc

Lee Pang
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Bill Stout

Tyler, NBC Reporter
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Stefan Schnabel

Andrei Krupitzyn
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Leon Alton

Reporter (uncredited)
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Benjie Bancroft

Reporter (uncredited)
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John Barton

Reporter (uncredited)
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Ray Beltram

Townsman (uncredited)
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Ralph Brooks

Reporter (uncredited)
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David Chow

Rebel (uncredited)
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Roy Damron

Hearing Spectator (uncredited)
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George DeNormand

Chief (uncredited)
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Kenneth Gibson

Committee Member (uncredited)
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Raven Grey Eagle

Reporter (uncredited)
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Stuart Hall

Hearing Spectator (uncredited)
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Shep Houghton

Reporter (uncredited)
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Michael Jeffers

Committee Member (uncredited)
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Paul King

Reporter (uncredited)
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Joseph La Cava

Reporter (uncredited)
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Esther Ying Lee

Reporter (uncredited)
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David McMahon

Court Guard (uncredited)
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William Meader

Reporter (uncredited)
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Harold Miller

Hearing Spectator (uncredited)
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William Mims

Mr. Jacobson (uncredited)
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Mike Monteleone

Construction Worker (uncredited)
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Murray Pollack

Reporter (uncredited)
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Paul Power

Committee Member (uncredited)
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Don Ross

Martinson - truck driver (uncredited)
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Jerry Rush

Reporter (uncredited)
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Bernard Sell

Reporter (uncredited)
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Norman Stevans

Hearing Spectator (uncredited)
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Bert Stevens

Reporter (uncredited)
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Jack Tornek

Reporter (uncredited)
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Jerry Velasco

Oriental Rebel Killer (uncredited)
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Ron Veto

Protestor (uncredited)
Crew
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George Englund

Director
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William J. Lederer

Writer
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Eugene Burdick

Writer
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Stewart Stern

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

The Ugly American

(DVD)

8/12/2003

Disc Title Front Cover

The Ugly American

(Blu-ray)

8/13/2019

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