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Writers:
W.L. River (screenplay)
Adela Rogers St. Johns (original story) ...
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Release Date:
26 February 1942 (Mexico) See more »
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Tagline:
The unforgettable story of the woman behind the men who built an empire. See more »
Plot:
A 100-year-old pioneer woman tells her story in flashbacks. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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NewsDesk:
Dan Callahan's "Barbara Stanwyck: The Miracle Woman"
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Cast

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Barbara Stanwyck ... Hannah Sempler Hoyt

Joel McCrea ... Ethan Hoyt

Brian Donlevy ... Steely Edwards
K.T. Stevens ... Girl Biographer (as Katharine Stevens)
Thurston Hall ... Mr. Sempler
Lloyd Corrigan ... Mr. Cadwallader
Etta McDaniel ... Delilah
Frank M. Thomas ... Frisbee
William B. Davidson ... Sen. Knobs
Lillian Yarbo ... Mandy
Helen Lynd ... Bettina
Mary Treen ... Persis
Lucien Littlefield ... City Editor
John Hamilton ... Sen. Grant
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones ... Pogey
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Irving Bacon ... Parson (uncredited)
Hank Bell ... Man #1, Hoyt City (uncredited)
Monte Blue ... Man #2, Hoyt City (uncredited)
Horace B. Carpenter ... Man in Saloon (uncredited)
George Chandler ... Forbes (uncredited)
David Clyde ... Bartender (uncredited)
Tex Cooper ... Wagon Train Man (uncredited)
Fern Emmett ... City Editor's Secretary (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Politician on Dais (uncredited)
G.P. Huntley ... Quentin (uncredited)

George Irving ... Dr. Adams (uncredited)

Charles Lane ... Pierce (uncredited)
Larry Lawson ... Man #3, Hoyt City (uncredited)
Buck Mack ... Bartender (uncredited)
Lee Moore ... Gambler (uncredited)
Ottola Nesmith ... Mrs. Frisbee (uncredited)

Anna Q. Nilsson ... Paula Wales (uncredited)
Damian O'Flynn ... Burns (uncredited)
Pat O'Malley ... Officer Murphy (uncredited)
Milton Parsons ... Foreman (uncredited)
Bob Perry ... Miner (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Chairman (uncredited)
Eleanor Stewart ... Miss Frisbee (uncredited)
Theodore von Eltz ... Hank Allen (uncredited)
Charles Williams ... Assayer (uncredited)

Directed by
William A. Wellman 
 
Writing credits
W.L. River (screenplay)

Adela Rogers St. Johns (original story) &
Seena Owen (original story)

Viña Delmar (short story)

Clements Ripley  contributing writer (uncredited)

Produced by
William A. Wellman .... producer
Buddy G. DeSylva .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Victor Young 
 
Cinematography by
William C. Mellor 
 
Film Editing by
Thomas Scott 
 
Art Direction by
Hans Dreier 
A. Earl Hedrick  (as Earl Hedrick)
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
 
Makeup Department
Robert Ewing .... makeup artist
Wally Westmore .... makeup artist
Charles Gemora .... special makeup (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph C. Youngerman .... assistant director (as Joseph Youngerman)
Clem Jones .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Jack Colconda .... props (uncredited)
Bertram C. Granger .... interior decorator (uncredited)
Joe Keller .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Harry D. Mills .... sound recordist
Walter Oberst .... sound recordist
George Ziegler .... mike grip (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Gordon Jennings .... special photographic effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Don English .... still photographer (uncredited)
Roy Roberts .... gaffer (uncredited)
Darrell Turnmire .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
George Parrish .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Teet Carle .... publicist (uncredited)
Herbert Coleman .... script clerk (uncredited)
Sidney Street .... business manager (uncredited)
Waldo Twitchell .... historical researcher (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
90 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 28, 1943 with Barbara Stanwyck reprising her film role.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the Hoyts stand at the sight of their future city, they're at the foot of a hill, but moments later they're on top of a hill.See more »
Quotes:
Foreman:She's not just news anymore - she's history!See more »
Soundtrack:
Battle Hymn of the RepublicSee more »

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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Confused Romance, 18 November 2013
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

When the statue of the founder of Hoyt City, Ethan Hoyt (Joel McCrea) is dedicated, the sensationalist reporters and a biographer (Katharine Stevens) head to the house of the one hundred year-old Hannah Sempler (Barbara Stanwyck), where Ethan died, to know the relationship between them. Ms. Hannah sends them all out but the lady. Then she tells her life since she was a teenager and felt in love with the pioneer Ethan.

In 1848, in Philadelphia, Ethan dreams on building Hoyt City, but he needs financiers and influent people to change the route of the railroad. Hannah decides to leave her upper-class father and marries with Ethan. Eight years later, she meets the gambler Steely Edwards (Brian Donlevy) and they become close friends. When Ethan discovers silver, Steely lends money to Hannah with the condition that she does not go to the mines with Ethan. Along the years, Ethan becomes rich and far from Hannah that he believes had died in a flood. Years later, they meet each other again in Hoyt City but their love is doomed since Ethan has raised a family of his own.

"The Great Man's Lady" is a classic with some of my favorite directors (William A. Wellman), actresses (Barbara Stanwyck) and actors (Joel McCrea and Brian Donlevy); and haunting music score by Victor Young. Unfortunately the story is a confused romance with a not well-explained triangle of love. I did not understand the quote "spring never comes again", since spring returns every year. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Até Que a Morte nos Separe" ("Till Death Do Us Apart")

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