Ramona (1936 film)

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Directed by Henry King
Written byStuart Anthony
Paul Hervey Fox
Sonya Levien
Lillian Wurtzel
Screenplay by Lamar Trotti
Based on Ramona
1884 novel
by Helen Hunt Jackson
Produced by John Stone
Sol M. Wurtzel
Starring Loretta Young
Don Ameche
CinematographyWilliam V. Skall
Edited by Alfred DeGaetano
Music by Alfred Newman
Color process Technicolor
20th Century Fox
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
  • September 25, 1936 (1936-09-25)
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$600,000 [1]
Box office$1 million [2]

Ramona is a 1936 American Drama Western film directed by Henry King, [3] 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. [4]

The film's copyright was renewed. [5]

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  2. Aubrey Solomon (2002). Twentieth Century-Fox: A Corporate and Financial History. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 212. ISBN   978-0-8108-4244-1.
  3. "New York Times: Ramona". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times . 2011. Archived from the original on May 20, 2011. Retrieved June 2, 2008.
  4. New York Times: Ramona (1936), October 7, 1936, accessed February 14, 2011
  5. "Catalog of Copyright Entries 3D Ser Vol 18 Pts 12-13". U.S. Govt. Print. Off. June 4, 1964 via Internet Archive.