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Zandy's Bride (1974)

PG | | Western | 19 May 1974 (USA)
An American settler marries an European mail-order bride and together they learn how to thrive in the harsh wilderness while working on their relationship too.

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Zandy Allan
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Hannah Lund
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Ma Allan
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Maria Cordova
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Songer
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Frank Gallo
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Pa Allan
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Mel Allan
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Bill Pincus
Vivian Gordon ...
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Fabian Gregory Cordova ...
Indian boy
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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 growing love. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The mail-order marriage. She was less than he had hoped for ... and more than he dared imagine.

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Originally titled " Taylor's Bridge ". See more »

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Zandy Allan: Tony Gallo, huh? You finally got somebody to go to the bushes with you.
Maria Cordova: Shit on you. I died when you married that woman.
Zandy Allan: You're gonna look real funny over there at your wedding with a black eye. And that's where you're heading, chica.
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Featured in Liv Ullmann scener fra et liv (1997) See more »

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One of the great TV movies
29 May 2004 | by (San Diego) – See all my reviews

Zandy's Bride is a unique film, in that its sense of realism is remarkably good. The character Hackman and Ullman portrayed are believable: strong, simple, independent, honery at times, solemn, determined to survive. Their portrayal is how I would have imagined earlier settlers in a harsh, and unforgiving environment to act.

I enjoy researching and reading about the common struggles of people throughout American history. All the more reason to give this film high praise, and again not because its tainted with Matrixisque, and any other high tech movie spillover, with its intense action, and depletion of substantive characterization. This film dealt with human conflict and the mistakes we consistently seem to make, before we are forced to face someone with whom we can trust and care for. This is one of the best films to watch in our day of complexity and lack of inspiration.. How and when can I watch it again, is my comment and question.


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