The Ugly American (1963)

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An ambitious scholar becomes the ambassador of Sarkan, a southeast Asian country where civil war is brewing.

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  • Marlon Brando and Shivaji Ganesan in The Ugly American (1963)
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Trivia

In coincidence the event in the film did really happened on the real life, on which U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Marshall Green experienced the same thing as what Marlon Brando's character Ambassador Harrison Carter MacWhite experienced in the film. Marshall Green who was appointed Ambassador to Indonesia by President Lyndon B. Johnson in June 4, 1965 two years after the movie released, sparking a controversy within Indonesian People who was not welcome his appointment and at some point Indonesian President at that time Soekarno also reluctant to accept Green as U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia. Similar to the event in the film when protester overcome the airport as Ambassador MacWhite arrived, when Marshall Green arrived at Jakarta Kemayoran Airport protester also overcome the airport to protest Green arrival. According to his memoir Green also received unpleasant treat during his first month as ambassador to Indonesia by anti-western movement similar to what happened with MacWhite character in the movie. It would not long until a few months later when the anti-western movement in Indonesia were overthrown, then Green got the more better treatment as U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia.


Goofs

As it is landing, the TWA plane is a Convair 880. When it arrives at the gate for deplaning, it has turned into a Boeing 707.


Soundtracks

America the Beautiful
(uncredited)
Music by
Samuel A. Ward and lyrics by Katharine Lee Bates
Heard when the Ambassador arrives and over the closing credits

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Adventure | Drama | Thriller

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