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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 »
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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 »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win See more »
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Harry Morgan: 1915-2011
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The last and least of Mann's Westerns 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" - 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)

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Trivia:
In her memoir "Intermission," Anne Baxter hints that Ford and Schell had become very close during production, but by the time the movie premiered in Oklahoma, the two were not speaking to each other.See more »
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Anachronisms: 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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28 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
The last and least of Mann's Westerns, 19 October 2008
Author: TrevorAclea from London, England

The last and least of Anthony Mann's Westerns, 1960's Cimarron was originally intended by MGM as a Rock Hudson vehicle after the success of Giant. It's at once a lavish film and an undernourished one, not least because of the production problems that saw Mann's run of bad luck with epics repeat itself: after being fired from Spartacus at the start of shooting by Stanley Kubrick, on Cimarron he was replaced towards the end of shooting by an uncredited Charles Walters. It's all to easy to spot the join, with the many early exterior scenes that are very obviously and artificially shot on interior sets at the studio sticking out like a sore thumb with Mann's signature location filming.

Though remembered today, if at all, as doorstop soap operas, in their day Edna Ferner's novels were hugely controversial, and Cimarron was no exception, dealing along the way with racism, anti-Semitism and Indian land rights, though these are treated rather less boldly here than in the 1930 version (especially in the general release and European versions that trimmed a subplot with the leads' son marrying a Native American girl, though these scenes are in the Region 1 DVD). What's left is an ambitious saga, charting the changing face of the wilderness from the Oklahoma Land Rush to the 'civilisation' that comes with the discovery of oil and the big money to be made by a few, taking in the winners and losers strewn along the path of progress along the way, all nominally held together by the restless figure of Yancey Cravat (Glenn Ford). A man who tries everything but can never stay the course before chasing the next dream, he's held as the pioneer ideal, but it's clear that his long-suffering wife (Maria Schell) is the saga's real hero, setting roots and building a future. Structurally it's one of those books better suited to a mini-series than a film, while the rootless nature of its hero – who vanishes from the last third of the film almost entirely – leaves it feeling very unsatisfying. It doesn't help that the film's most spectacular scene, the truly epic land rush sequence, happens so early in the film that everything that follows seems an anticlimax.

Unfortunately the casting doesn't help. While Ford isn't as insufferably hammy as Richard Dix in the original, he never lives up to the great claims made for his character, and he's not helped by a bad haircut that makes him look like Oliver Hardy after a diet (it's no surprise that this film and The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse pretty much ended his career as a top box-office attraction). And for all her efforts, Schell isn't able to exert the kind of charisma or star power that the problematic last third desperately needs. The supporting performances are highly variable too. David Opatashu, Arthur O'Connell, and Charles McGraw offer dependable turns but Russ Tamblyn is shockingly bad.

But ultimately the problem is that the film never seems to quite decide what it wants to be or what parts of the story it wants to tell. It just sprawls out in all directions, never building up much sense of drive or purpose, and even Mann's visual imagination deserts him for much of the film. Instead it's a film with a handful of memorable moments – the land rush sequence, played more for chaos and carnage than exhilaration, one terrific shooting after a lynching and an excellent scene with Aline MacMahon at a makeshift grave – stranded in a rather forgettable film.

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