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Zandy's Bride (1974)

PG  |   |  Western  |  19 May 1974 (USA)
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Zandy Allan purchases a mail-order bride, Hannah Lund. He treats her as a possession, without respect or humanity, until their shared ordeal as they struggle to survive develops in him a ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Zandy Allan
Hannah Lund
Ma Allan
Maria Cordova
Frank Gallo
Pa Allan
Mel Allan
Bob Simpson ...
Bill Pincus
Vivian Gordon ...
Street girl
Fabian Gregory Cordova ...
Indian boy


Zandy Allan purchases a mail-order bride, Hannah Lund. He treats her as a possession, without respect or humanity, until their shared ordeal as they struggle to survive develops in him a growing love. Written by Jim Beaver <>

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a great film
26 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a profoundly realistic and perfectly-acted story that goes much beyond the previous commenter's assertion. It is a portrait of far west ranch life at its most primal and difficult. Love was not the issue in that world. The cinematography and direction were also great. Gene Hackman and Liv Ullman are subtle actors who deliver in this overlooked but wonderful film. Although I only saw it once, the dramatic intensity and truthfulness of the tale stayed with me. I've always remembered this film, as standing outside the norm. The visual memory is black and white, though I think the film is in color. The few but intense human connections were poignant, the imagery lasting.

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