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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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Cast

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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
Bob Simpson ...
Bill Pincus
Vivian Gordon ...
Street girl
Fabian Gregory Cordova ...
Indian boy
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Storyline

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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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Originally titled " Taylor's Bridge ". See more »

Quotes

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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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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