|Directed by||Henry King|
|Written by||Stuart Anthony|
Paul Hervey Fox
|Screenplay by||Lamar Trotti|
|Based on|| Ramona |
by Helen Hunt Jackson
|Produced by|| John Stone |
Sol M. Wurtzel
|Starring|| Loretta Young |
|Cinematography||William V. Skall|
|Edited by||Alfred DeGaetano|
|Music by||Alfred Newman|
20th Century Fox
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|Box office||$1 million|
Ramona is a 1936 American Drama Western film directed by Henry King,based on Helen Hunt Jackson's 1884 novel Ramona . This was the third adaptation of the film, and the first one with sound. It was the fourth American feature film using the new three strip Technicolor process. It starred Loretta Young and Don Ameche.
The New York Times praised its use of new Technicolor technology but found the plot "a piece of unadulterated hokum." It thought "Ramona is a pretty impossible rôle these heartless days" and Don Ameche "a bit too Oxonian" for a chief's son.
The film's copyright was renewed.
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