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Director:
Writers:
Arnold Schulman (screenplay)
Edna Ferber (novel)
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Release Date:
24 March 1961 (West Germany) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Story of a VAST and VIOLENT LAND! See more »
Plot:
The epic saga of a frontier family, Cimarron starts with the Oklahoma Land Rush on 22 April 1889. The... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win See more »
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Harry Morgan: 1915-2011
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Every Bit As Good As The First Time See more (31 total) »

Cast

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Glenn Ford ... Yancey 'Cimarron' Cravat

Maria Schell ... Sabra Cravat

Anne Baxter ... Dixie Lee

Arthur O'Connell ... Tom Wyatt

Russ Tamblyn ... William Hardy / The Cherokee Kid

Mercedes McCambridge ... Mrs. Sarah Wyatt

Vic Morrow ... Wes Jennings
Robert Keith ... Sam Pegler

Charles McGraw ... Bob Yountis

Harry Morgan ... Jessie Rickey (as Henry {Harry} Morgan)
David Opatoshu ... Sol Levy
Aline MacMahon ... Mrs. Mavis Pegler
Lili Darvas ... Felicia Venable

Edgar Buchanan ... Judge Neal Hefner

Mary Wickes ... Mrs. Neal Hefner

Royal Dano ... Ike Howes

L.Q. Jones ... Millis
George Brenlin ... Hoss Barry
Vladimir Sokoloff ... Jacob Krubeckoff
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andy Albin ... Water Man (uncredited)
Rayford Barnes ... Cavalry Sergeant Who Breaks Up Fight (uncredited)
Herman Belmonte ... Dancer at Ball (uncredited)
Mary Benoit ... Mrs. Lancey (uncredited)
Barry Bernard ... Butler (uncredited)
Jimmie Booth ... Wagon Driver (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ... Townsman (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg ... Townsman (uncredited)
Janet Brandt ... Madam Rhoda (uncredited)
Paul Bryar ... Mr. Self - Politician (uncredited)
Robert Carson ... Senator Rollins (uncredited)
John L. Cason ... Suggs (uncredited)
William Challee ... Barber (uncredited)
Mickie Chouteau ... Ruby Red Feather (uncredited)
Fred Coby ... Oil Worker (uncredited)
Gene Coogan ... Butler / Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Daly ... Wyatt's Man (uncredited)
John Damler ... Foreman (uncredited)
Richard Davies ... Mr. Hodges (uncredited)
George DeNormand ... Townsman at Celebration (uncredited)
James Dime ... Townsman (uncredited)
Phyllis Douglas ... Sadie (uncredited)
Ted Eccles ... Cimarron Cravat - Age 2 (uncredited)
LaRue Farlow ... Dancer (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Townsman at Schoolhouse (uncredited)
Coleman Francis ... Mr. Geer (uncredited)
Ben Gary ... Reporter (uncredited)
James Halferty ... Cimarron Cravat - Age 10 (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Ball Guest (uncredited)
Lars Hensen ... Dancer at Ball (uncredited)
Clegg Hoyt ... Grat Gotch (uncredited)
Irene James ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Colin Kenny ... Townsman at Schoolhouse (uncredited)
Paul Kruger ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Jimmy Lewis ... Hefner Boy (uncredited)
Dawn Little Sky ... Arita Red Feather (uncredited)
Eddie Little Sky ... Ben Red Feather (uncredited)
Buzz Martin ... Cimarron Cravat as a Young Man (uncredited)
Kermit Maynard ... Setter (uncredited)
Mathew McCue ... Townsman (uncredited)
J. Edward McKinley ... Beck (uncredited)
Walter Merrill ... Reporter (uncredited)
Jack Perry ... Townsman (uncredited)
John Pickard ... Ned - Cavalry Captain (uncredited)
Ralph Reed ... Bellboy (uncredited)
William Remick ... Reporter (uncredited)
Gene Roth ... Connors (uncredited)
Jack Scroggy ... Mr. Walter (uncredited)
Charles Seel ... Charles (uncredited)
Jack Stoney ... Man at Lynching (uncredited)
Harry Tenbrook ... Sooner at Camp Fight (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Dancer at Ball (uncredited)
Ivan Triesault ... Lewis Venable - Sabra's Father (uncredited)
Charles Watts ... Lou Brothers - Politician (uncredited)
Helen Westcott ... Miss Kuye - Schoolteacher (uncredited)
Robert Williams ... Oil Worker (uncredited)
Jeane Wood ... Clubwoman (uncredited)
Wilson Wood ... Reporter (uncredited)
Jorie Wyler ... Theresa Jump (uncredited)
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Directed by
Anthony Mann 
Charles Walters (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Arnold Schulman (screenplay)

Edna Ferber (novel)

Produced by
Edmund Grainger .... producer
 
Original Music by
Franz Waxman 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Surtees (director of photography) (as Robert L. Surtees)
 
Film Editing by
John D. Dunning  (as John Dunning)
 
Art Direction by
George W. Davis 
Addison Hehr 
 
Set Decoration by
Henry Grace 
Hugh Hunt 
Otto Siegel 
 
Costume Design by
Walter Plunkett 
 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
William Tuttle .... makeup designer
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ridgeway Callow .... assistant director
Carl 'Major' Roup .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Franklin Milton .... recording supervisor
Van Allen James .... sound editor (uncredited)
Wally Wallace .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
A. Arnold Gillespie .... special effects
Robert R. Hoag .... special effects
Lee LeBlanc .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Matthew Yuricich .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
John L. Cason .... stunts (uncredited)
Muriel Walter .... stunt horse rider (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
William H. Clothier .... camera operator
Owen Marsh .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Charles K. Hagedon .... color consultant
 
Music Department
Alex Alexander .... musician: cello (uncredited)
George Fields .... musician: harmonica (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leonid Raab .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Milton Raskin .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Milton Thomas .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Franz Waxman .... conductor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Dick Webb .... head wrangler (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Edna Ferber's Cimarron" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
147 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:U (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:12 (VoD rating) (2012) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #19510) | West Germany:12 (f)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Director Anthony Mann was fired near the end of filming and replaced by Charles Walters.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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 »
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Steve McQueen---Was He Suppose to Star in "Cimarron"?
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19 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Every Bit As Good As The First Time, 29 November 2007
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

I've always liked the 1960 remake of the RKO classic Cimarron and have never understood why it gets panned by so many people the way it does. Director Anthony Mann who got fired towards the end of the film's production did a very good job with both the cast and the spectacle. The Oklahoma land rush scene was as thrillingly done as it was in the 1931 version.

In fact truth be told, Glenn Ford did a better job as frontier renaissance man Yancey Cravat. Richard Dix though nominated for Best Actor in 1931 never did quite master the art of sound film and his star progressively sank lower and lower in Hollywood. Glenn is a strong heroic figure cursed with the fatal flaw of wanderlust.

Truth also be told is that many different accents made up the western pioneer population. Maria Schell's German accent is most assuredly not out of place here and she holds her own with Irene Dunne's portrayal of Sabra Cravat.

All the characters present in Edna Ferber's saga of the transforming of Oklahoma from territory to state made it from the first film. All of them meet during the Oklahoma land rush and while Glenn and Maria are the leads, the story of the film is what happens to all of them.

One character is expanded considerably from the 1931 film. Edna May Oliver was Mrs. Wyatt who was a pioneer woman whose husband we never did meet. Here Mrs. Wyatt is played by Mercedes McCambridge who is married to Arthur O'Connell who is very important to the story. They're this hardscrabble share cropper family who get a real scrubby piece of land at the beginning of the land rush, mainly because O'Connell falls off the stagecoach right at the beginning of the land rush and Mercedes runs across the starting line and she claims the land right at the line.

It turns out the land has oil and these people become the proverbial beggars on horseback. McCambridge remains unchanged by their sudden wealth, O'Connell is very much like that other nouveau rich oil millionaire that Edna Ferber created, Jett Rink. From people who the Cravats lent a hand to back in the day, O'Connell at least becomes an opponent.

One character that was eliminated thank the Deity was the black kid Isiaih who hero worshiped Richard Dix in the 1931 version. In 1960 that kind of racial stereotype would not have been tolerated.

The cast includes also such fine people as Anne Baxter, Edgar Buchanan, Russ Tamblyn, Vic Morrow, Aline McMahon, Robert Keith, Charles McGraw, all ably filling out parts from the original version. The land rush scene is every bit as good as the first time around.

I'm at a loss as to why this film was panned the way it was. It's a very good western and fans of the genre will appreciate it.

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