The epic saga of a frontier family, Cimarron starts with the Oklahoma Land Rush on 22 April 1889. The Cravet family builds their newspaper Oklahoma Wigwam into a business empire and Yancey ... See full summary »
The epic saga of a frontier family, Cimarron starts with the Oklahoma Land Rush on 22 April 1889. The Cravet family builds their newspaper Oklahoma Wigwam into a business empire and Yancey Cravet is the adventurer-idealist who, to his wife's anger, spurns the opportunity to become governor since this means helping to defraud the native Americans of their land and resources. Written by
In the scene where Jessie Rickey is using a letterpress to print "wanted" posters of the Cherokee Kid and his gang, even though he handed a "fresh" copy to Yancey Cravat, he is running the press dry which would yield no printed impressions - on letterpresses of that type, ink would be applied to the lead type with a roller before the paper is laid down to be run through the press. Plus, he is taking the finished copies off and without looking placing them face down - any printer worth his salt would inspect every print for quality before setting it aside. See more »
I first saw this movie at ten years old and read the book shortly thereafter. I now own a first edition. Coming from Oklahoma, this beautiful "love story" made my young heart yearn. I imagine that this is exactly what the Oklahoma Land Run looked and felt like. Please see, if for no other reason than for how handsome Mr. Ford and Ms. Schell are! Although there were many moments that took my breath away, prepare yourself for an ending that you both do and do not expect. It will make young women sigh and older women understand the meaning of true love. "Cimarron" is larger than life - a spectacular movie that contains history, action and heartbreak.
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