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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 »
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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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Starts Out Excellent, Then Turns Into A Dang Girl Movie! (Someone had to say it.) See more (31 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Eva Marie Saint was considered for the role of Sabra.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the land rush, several men lasso an Indian driving a wagon and the rope is shown tightening around his neck as they pull him off. In the next scene, they are shown dragging him on the ground, but the rope is now around his waist.See more »
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Soundtrack:
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FAQ

Steve McQueen---Was He Suppose to Star in "Cimarron"?
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Starts Out Excellent, Then Turns Into A Dang Girl Movie! (Someone had to say it.), 28 February 2010
Author: FightingWesterner from The Lonesome Prairie

I've seen movies that were so-so, left me feeling indifferent, or were completely boring. This one was maddeningly unsatisfying, as the first half was so good, bringing tears to my eyes, while the second half was absolutely awful.

After an excellent start, including an incredible, well staged recreation of the Oklahoma land rush and a vivid account of life in a growing frontier community, Cimarron bogs down and never recovers.

Glenn Ford is fantastic and likable as an extroverted dreamer, who despite many disappointments, tries to have a positive affect on the people around him, making for a very poignant hour or so, until it becomes way too apparent that the town portrayed in the movie is absolutely loaded with unpleasant characters and no matter what Ford does, his efforts always lead to terrible and unsatisfying conclusions, with no one in the film ever achieving true happiness or triumphing in any way!

This eventually turns into a lame, schmaltzy soap-opera that meanders and becomes quite tedious, with Maria Schell as Ford's wife, becoming increasingly shrill, while Ford begins to drift in and out of the picture, finally disappearing for good.

Instead, watch How The West Was Won, another multi-generational salute to the old west, that actually has a little triumph to go along with the tragedy or even the 1931 version of Cimmaron, which isn't that great, but is still preferable to this.

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