Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Movies
Drama
Cimarron
 
The Oklahoma land rush of 1889 provides the starting point for this western drama, based on a novel by Edna Ferber. Yancey Cravet (Glenn Ford) is an impulsive, short-fused cowboy who has married an immigrant woman, Sabra (Maria Schell). Together, Yancey and Sabra claim a homestead, and Yancey starts a newspaper. While he doesn't have much of a head for business, Sabra does, and when she takes greater control of the paper, it grows into a profitable and influential journal. Eventually, Yancey becomes a well-recognized figure, and it's suggested that he run for public office. However, Yancey finds himself unable to support legislation that would steal more land and mineral rights away from the Native Americans who first settled the land. Cimarron was previously filmed in 1931; this version reduced the role of stereotyped black characters and has Native American actors playing the Indians, including Eddie and Dawn Little Sky.~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide Rated No Rating .
Cast: Russ Tamblyn, Anne Baxter, Glenn Ford, Maria Schell, Arthur O'Connell
Produced by: Edmund Grainger
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Written by: Arnold Schulman
Running time: 2hr 27min
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