~The Americano~
1916
Directed by: John Emerson

Written by:
John Emerson - scenario
Anita Loos - scenario & titles

Based on the novel by Eugene P. Lyle Jr.
~Cast~

Douglas Fairbanks ... Blaze Derringer
Alma Rubens ... Juana de Valdez
Spottiswoode Aitken ... Presidente Hernando de Valdez
Carl Stockdale ... Salsa Espada (as Karl Stockdale)
Tote Du Crow ... Alberto de Castille (as Tote du Crot)
Charles Stevens ... Col. Gargaras
Mildred Harris ... Stenographer
Lillian Langdon ... Senora de Castille
Thomas Jefferson
Tom Wilson ... Hartod Armitage White - aka Whitey
Marguerite Marsh
Alan Hale
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Fine Arts Film Company

Distribution Company: Triangle Distributing

Cinematography by: Victor Fleming
Film Editing by: William Shea
Assistant Cinematographer: Glen MacWilliams
Translator: French Titles: Marie-Cécile Disles
Supervisor:
D.W. Griffith

Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 61 Minutes
Released: December 24, 1916

Filmed in:
San Diego, California, USA
Tijuana, Baja California Norte, Mexico
~Plot Synopsis~
The Americano is Douglas Fairbanks Sr., the son of a wealthy mining engineer. Sent by his dad to
oversee a mine in South America, he falls in love with Alma Rubens, the daughter of a deposed
below-the-border president. With Fairbanks' help, the kindly ex-leader is restored to his former
position and the insurgents are sent scurrying back to the hills. Even after eight decades, The
Americano retains its exuberant entertainment value; the only drawback is the distressing presence
of white actor Tom Wilson playing a character in blackface. The film was adapted by its director John
Emerson and his wife Anita Loos from a novel by Eugene P. Lyle Jr.

Plot Synopsis by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com