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America, America (1963) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Elia Kazan and produced by Elia Kazan and Charles H. Maguire.

America, America was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2001.

Academy Awards 1963 --- Ceremony Number 36 (source: AMPAS)

Best DirectorElia KazanNominated
Best PictureElia Kazan, ProducerNominated

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Aratoon Kebabian: [Sleepily in his bed aboard ship] Bertha... how do flies get on a ship?

Garabet: [Philosophically] There's too much dirt for a broom.

Aratoon Kebabian: [to Stavros] You know, I've never seen a face like you except in a cage.

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Estelle Helmsley, who plays the Greek grandmother, was actually an African-American actress.
Kazan speaks the credits at the end but omits voicing his own name.
Kazan began shooting in Istanbul, but was concerned that Turkish officials would object to some of the material content and moved his base of production to Greece.
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Released 1963
Inducted 2001

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