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Cimarron (1960)

Approved | | Drama, Western | 24 March 1961 (West Germany)
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The Oklahoma Land Run of April 1889 sets the stage for an epic saga of a frontier family and its friends.

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(screenplay), (novel)
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Tom Wyatt
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William Hardy / The Cherokee Kid
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Mrs. Sarah Wyatt
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Wes Jennings
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Sam Pegler
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Bob Yountis
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Jesse Rickey (as Henry {Harry} Morgan)
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Aline MacMahon ...
Mrs. Mavis Pegler
Lili Darvas ...
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Judge Neal Hefner
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Mrs. Neal Hefner
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Storyline

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 Mattias Thuresson

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Taglines:

The Story Of A Man, A Land and A Love! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Western

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Release Date:

24 March 1961 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Edna Ferber's Cimarron  »

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Budget:

$5,421,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A crowd of 1,000 extras, 700 horses and 500 wagons and buggies were used for the land rush scene. See more »

Goofs

In the New Year's Eve party, colored party balloons fall from the ceiling at midnight. But "twisty neck" party balloons were not developed until the 1950s. See more »

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Referenced in Visionado obligado: Secuestrados (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Cimarron
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Music by Franz Waxman
Sung by Roger Wagner Chorale (as The Roger Wagner Chorale)
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Very good!
11 December 2000 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Haven't read the novel, but really enjoyed the picture.

The film has so much warmth from its characters. The direction was nice. The stunt work was amazing, quite incredible how it was all achieved.

The film maybe missing the finer points of the novel, but for many people who haven't read it, the film delivers an interesting portrayl of how capitalism takes over the inner lands of America. The evolution of the characters, from being poor to being greedy. The film features many other themes, including infidelity and racism.

The picture could've been 30 minutes longer.

Glenn Ford is brilliant, as is Maria Schell, albeit with an annoying accent.

Enjoyed the direction by Mann and the photography wasn't bad at all.

Overall, an enjoyable film! See it in wide-screen.


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