MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 28,570 this week

Grand Canyon (1958)

Approved  |   |  Short, Documentary  |  17 December 1958 (USA)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 317 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 1 critic

Scenes from the Grand Canyon set to Ferde Grofé's "Grand Canyon Suite."

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 111 titles
created 03 Sep 2011
 
a list of 38 titles
created 29 Dec 2012
 
a list of 370 titles
created 19 Aug 2013
 
a list of 183 titles
created 27 Dec 2013
 
a list of 4639 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Grand Canyon" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Grand Canyon (1958)

Grand Canyon (1958) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Grand Canyon.
Won 1 Oscar. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Talk (TV Series 2010)
Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A weekday gabfest offering a female perspective on the day's headlines.

Stars: Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, Aisha Tyler
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.

Director: John Madden
Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush
Ransom (1996)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When a rich man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then tries a unique tactic against the criminals.

Director: Ron Howard
Stars: Mel Gibson, Gary Sinise, Rene Russo
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives for ever.

Director: Tom Hooper
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.

Director: Fernando Meirelles
Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Hubert Koundé
Strange Brew (1983)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Canada's most famous hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, get jobs at the Elsinore Brewery, only to learn that something is rotten with the state of it.

Directors: Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas
Stars: Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, Max von Sydow
The Iron Lady (2011)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.

Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Stars: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Richard E. Grant
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen.

Director: John Lee Hancock
Stars: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley
Documentary | Short | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Short documentary about 50 years of history of Czechoslovakia, with archive images.

Directors: Robert M. Fresco, Denis Sanders
Stars: Leonid Brezhnev, Neville Chamberlain, Alexander Dubcek
Edit

Storyline

Scenes from the Grand Canyon set to Ferde Grofé's "Grand Canyon Suite."

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Documentary

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 December 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Suuri Canyon  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Shown with the initial release of Sleeping Beauty (1959). See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Grand Canyon Suite
Music by Ferde Grofé Sr.
Played by uncredited orchestra
Conducted by Frederick Stark
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Camera work of quality
10 November 2008 | by (The world of artists) – See all my reviews

This is a very interesting and well executed documentary. It consists mostly in images and visuals, leaving dialogs for last place.

The visuals, sceneries and landscapes of the Grand Canyon are truly breathtaking. I'll go even farther as describe them as majestic, stunning, gorgeous and one of the world's seven wonders.

Every detail captures our attentions: those gigantic mountains, the immense desert such place is, the sun shining all over the place, the luminosity, those magical waters... all of this creates a fantastic, out-of-this-world environment.

In fact, looking at this documentary, I can't help but think of "2001: A Space Odyssey". The legendary Kubrick's film has a sequence with apes which lasts about 15 minutes in the beginning - its sceneries, landscapes and the place itself looks incredibly similar to what we see here. I bet this inspired "2001: A Space Odyssey". The fact that this documentary features classical music as background accents even more these similarities.

This documentary, which came out in 1958, is included as a bonus in the 2008 Special Edition DVD of Walt Disney's "Sleeping Beauty". Frankly, I don't see what this has to do with "Sleeping Beauty". Not that it matters. It's a great documentary, so who cares if this has something to do with the movie or not? In "The Rescuers" DVD, there is a documentary about water birds which has little to do with the movie, but it's a good documentary anyway.


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Grand Canyon (1958) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page