Ramona (1936 film)


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

Ramona is a 1936 American Technicolor drama 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 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]


Ramona (Loretta Young), is a half-Indian girl who falls in love with the young man Felipe Moreno (Kent Taylor).



  1. Solomon p 240
  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". NY Times. Retrieved June 2, 2008.
  4. New York Times: Ramona (1936), October 7, 1936, accessed February 14, 2011

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