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My Man and I

1952 1h 39m Drama List
Reviews 33% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
Mexican day laborer Chu Chu Ramirez (Ricardo Montalban) has just obtained his U.S. citizenship. Convinced that all his troubles are behind him, Ramirez gets a job working for farmer Ansel Ames (Wendell Corey) and his emotionally-troubled wife (Claire Trevor). After work, Ramirez courts local barfly Nancy (Shelley Winters). Despite Ramirez's optimism and hard work, farmer Ames eventually takes advantage of his trust, and Ramirez finds himself the victim of the same justice system he once lauded. Read More Read Less

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Bob Thomas Associated Press You wouldn't expect much from the title, but it turns out to be a social study that compares favorably to last season's topper, A Place in the Sun. Jul 24, 2019 Full Review Manny Farber The Nation My Man and is a flag-waving love story; one of the worst. Nov 24, 2020 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews It's a well-made drama that unfortunately is never interesting or as spicy as it's expected to be. Rated: B- Jul 12, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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Steve D Sad to see Trevor reduced to such a nothing role in a nothing film. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 04/06/24 Full Review Audience Member I'm continuing my Richardo Montalban kick. William A. Wellman directed this oddball, though intriguing, melodrama. Ricardo is a hardworking immigrant trying to make his way in the US when he runs avows a crooked farmer and his wife, Shelley Winters. I won't give away where it goes, but it's echoes of "The Postman Always Rings Twice." The film kind of goes in several directions, part Horatio Alger, part noir, part courtroom drama, part romance, but the pieces don't all quite gel. Montalban is good and Winters is her usual unconventional self. And speaking of unconventional, but in a good way, Jack Elam plays one of Montalban's colorful friends. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Mexican day laborer Chu Chu Ramirez (Ricardo Montalban) has just obtained his U.S. citizenship. Convinced that all his troubles are behind him, Ramirez gets a job working for farmer Ansel Ames (Wendell Corey) and his emotionally-troubled wife (Claire Trevor). After work, Ramirez courts local barfly Nancy (Shelley Winters). Despite Ramirez's optimism and hard work, farmer Ames eventually takes advantage of his trust, and Ramirez finds himself the victim of the same justice system he once lauded.
Director
William A. Wellman
Producer
Stephen Ames
Screenwriter
John Fante, Jack Leonard
Production Co
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (DVD)
Nov 8, 2011
Runtime
1h 39m