The Ugly American (1963)

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?

Directing:
  • George Englund

Writing:
  • Eugene Burdick
  • Stewart Stern
  • William J. Lederer

Stars:
Release Date: 1963-04-02
themoviedb icon 6.8/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 115

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Ambassador Harrison Carter MacWhite
Pat Hingle
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Homer Atkins
Stefan Schnabel
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Andrei Krupitzyn
Judson Pratt
Judson Pratt
Carl Benton Reid
Carl Benton R...
Eiji Okada
Eiji Okada
Deong
Sandra Church
Sandra Church
Marion MacWhite
Arthur Hill
Arthur Hill
Grainger
Jocelyn Brando
Jocelyn Brand...
Emma Atkins
Reiko Sato
Reiko Sato
Philip Ober
Philip Ober
Simon Scott
Simon Scott
Johnson
Frances Helm
Frances Helm
Leon Lontoc
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Lee Pang
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