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The Sea of Grass (1947) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Elia Kazan

Writing Credits  

Conrad Richter ... (novel)
 
Marguerite Roberts
Vincent Lawrence

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

Spencer Tracy ... Col. James B. 'Jim' Brewton
Katharine Hepburn ... Lutie Cameron Brewton
Robert Walker ... Brock Brewton
Melvyn Douglas ... Brice Chamberlain
Phyllis Thaxter ... Sara Beth Brewton
Edgar Buchanan ... Jeff - Cook
Harry Carey ... Doc J. Reid
Ruth Nelson ... Selina Hall - Sam Hall's Wife
William 'Bill' Phillips ... Banty - Brewton Ranch Hand (as Wm. 'Bill' Phillips)
Robert Armstrong ... Floyd McCurtin
James Bell ... Sam Hall
Robert Barrat ... Judge Seth White
Charles Trowbridge ... George Cameron
Russell Hicks ... Maj. Dell Harney
Trevor Bardette ... Andy Boggs
Morris Ankrum ... A.J. Crane
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Acuff ... Cattleman (uncredited)
Henry Adams Henry Adams ... Gambler (uncredited)
Erville Alderson ... First Station Agent (uncredited)
Myrtle Anderson Myrtle Anderson ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Stanley Andrews ... Bill the Sheriff (uncredited)
Frank Austin ... Second Station Agent (uncredited)
Polly Bailey Polly Bailey ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Frank Baker ... Juror (uncredited)
Dick Baron Dick Baron ... Newsboy (uncredited)
Jack Baxley Jack Baxley ... Homesteader (uncredited)
Vangie Beilby Vangie Beilby ... Old Townswoman (uncredited)
Joseph E. Bernard Joseph E. Bernard ... Homesteader (uncredited)
Margaret Bert ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Robert Bice ... Brewton Ranch Hand (uncredited)
Barbara Billingsley ... Bridesmaid (uncredited)
Whit Bissell ... Ted - the Clerk (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg ... Townsman (uncredited)
Joe Brockman Joe Brockman ... Cattleman (uncredited)
Ralph Bucko ... Townsman (uncredited)
Marietta Canty ... Rachael (uncredited)
Nora Cecil ... Mrs. Ryan - Nurse (uncredited)
William Challee ... Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)
Wheaton Chambers Wheaton Chambers ... Dean (uncredited)
Ruth Cherrington ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Naomi Childers ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Gertrude Chorre Gertrude Chorre ... Brewton's Indian Nurse (uncredited)
Davison Clark Davison Clark ... Cattleman (uncredited)
Gene Coogan ... Cowhand (uncredited)
Joseph Crehan ... Colorado Sen. Grew (uncredited)
Sidney D'Albrook Sidney D'Albrook ... Townsman (uncredited)
Frank Darien Frank Darien ... Minister (uncredited)
Jack Davis Jack Davis ... Jury Foreman (uncredited)
Vernon Dent ... Train Conductor (uncredited)
Helen Dickson Helen Dickson ... Piano Player Spectator (uncredited)
Mike Donovan Mike Donovan ... Nester (uncredited)
Franz Dorfler Franz Dorfler ... Townsman (uncredited)
Budd Fine Budd Fine ... Brakeman (uncredited)
Douglas Fowley ... Joe Horton (uncredited)
Slim Gaut Slim Gaut ... Townsman (uncredited)
Fred Gilman ... Cattleman (uncredited)
Ann Gowland ... Sarah Beth - Age 2 (uncredited)
Fred Graham ... Poker Game Spectator (uncredited)
Jesse Graves Jesse Graves ... Luke (uncredited)
Charles Hagen Charles Hagen ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Frank Hagney ... Poker Game Spectator (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Townsman (uncredited)
John Hamilton ... Forrest Hamilton (uncredited)
Jimmy Hawkins ... Brock - Age 5 (uncredited)
June Hedin June Hedin ... Sarah Beth - Age 11 (uncredited)
Pat Henry Pat Henry ... Brock - Age 1 (uncredited)
Earle Hodgins ... Brewton Ranch Hand (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Party Guest (uncredited)
William Holmes William Holmes ... Gambler (uncredited)
George Huggins ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bob Ingersoll Bob Ingersoll ... Station Loafer (uncredited)
Dick Johnstone Dick Johnstone ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Kenny ... Townsman (uncredited)
Rose Langdon Rose Langdon ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Paul Langton ... Young Doctor (uncredited)
Larry Lathrop Larry Lathrop ... Messenger (uncredited)
Nolan Leary ... Homesteader (uncredited)
Ralph Littlefield Ralph Littlefield ... Homesteader (uncredited)
Leota Lorraine ... Townswoman (uncredited)
George Magrill ... Homesteader (uncredited)
Robert Malcolm ... Townsman (uncredited)
Chief Many Treaties Chief Many Treaties ... Indian (uncredited)
Mickey Martin ... Newsboy (uncredited)
Kermit Maynard ... Station Loafer (uncredited)
Charles McAvoy Charles McAvoy ... Homesteader (uncredited)
Charles Middleton ... Charley - Saloon Owner (uncredited)
Robert Milasch ... Townsman (uncredited)
Howard M. Mitchell ... Railroad Conductor (voice) (uncredited)
Skeets Noyes Skeets Noyes ... Beady-Eyed Man (uncredited)
Carol Nugent ... Sarah Beth - Age 7 (uncredited)
James O'Rear James O'Rear ... Piano Tuner (uncredited)
Norman Ollestad Norman Ollestad ... Brock - Age 8 (uncredited)
J.L. Palmer J.L. Palmer ... Townsman (uncredited)
Tex Parker ... Townsman (uncredited)
Frank Pharr Frank Pharr ... Station Loafer (uncredited)
Lee Phelps Lee Phelps ... Homesteader (uncredited)
Obed 'Dad' Pickard Obed 'Dad' Pickard ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bernice Pilot Bernice Pilot ... Maid (uncredited)
Paul Ravel Paul Ravel ... Townsman (uncredited)
George Reed ... Uncle Nat (uncredited)
John Rice John Rice ... Cowboy (uncredited)
Dick Rich Dick Rich ... Loud-Mouthed Salt Fork Townsman (uncredited)
Duncan Richardson Duncan Richardson ... Brock - Age 3 (uncredited)
Buddy Roosevelt ... Ike Randall - Brewton Ranch Hand (uncredited)
Gene Roth ... Homesteader (uncredited)
Dick Rush Dick Rush ... Cattleman (uncredited)
Sam Savitsky Sam Savitsky ... Townsman (uncredited)
Phil Schumacher Phil Schumacher ... Townsman (uncredited)
Allen D. Sewall Allen D. Sewall ... Townsman (uncredited)
Irving Smith Irving Smith ... Black Servant (uncredited)
Patty Smith Patty Smith ... Sarah Beth - Age 4 (uncredited)
Ray Spiker Ray Spiker ... Townsman (uncredited)
Wyndham Standing ... Gambler (uncredited)
Jack Stoney ... Poker Game Spectator (uncredited)
Glenn Strange ... Bill Roach - Brewton Ranch Hand (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan Brick Sullivan ... Cowhand (uncredited)
Henry Sylvester Henry Sylvester ... Townsman (uncredited)
Forrest Taylor ... Homesteader (uncredited)
Ray Teal ... Cattleman (uncredited)
Laura Treadwell Laura Treadwell ... Townswoman (uncredited)
William Van Vleck William Van Vleck ... Nester (uncredited)
Dorothy Vaughan ... Mrs. Hodges (uncredited)
John Vosper ... Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Eddy Waller ... Homesteader (uncredited)
Dan White ... Wake - Brewton Ranch Hand (uncredited)
Guy Wilkerson ... Brewton Ranch Hand (uncredited)
Chalky Williams Chalky Williams ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bill Wolfe Bill Wolfe ... Homesteader (uncredited)
Rocky Woods Rocky Woods ... Cattleman (uncredited)
Hank Worden ... Bill - Salt Fork Townsman (uncredited)

Produced by 

Pandro S. Berman ... producer

Music by 

Herbert Stothart

Cinematography by 

Harry Stradling Sr. ... (as Harry Stradling)

Film Editing by 

Robert Kern ... (as Robert J. Kern)

Art Direction by 

Cedric Gibbons
Paul Groesse

Set Decoration by 

Edwin B. Willis

Costume Design by 

Walter Plunkett
Valles ... (costumes: men)

Makeup Department 

Jack Dawn ... makeup designer
Sydney Guilaroff ... hair designer

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Sid Sidman ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department 

Mildred Griffiths ... associate set decorator
William H. Cunningham ... greensman (uncredited)
Clarence J. Falk ... greens supervisor (uncredited)
Frank Wesselhoff ... painter (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Douglas Shearer ... recording director

Special Effects by 

A. Arnold Gillespie ... special effects
Warren Newcombe ... special effects

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Irene ... costume supervisor
Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department 

Alberto Colombo ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Hugo Frey ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Albert Sendrey ... orchestrator (uncredited)
David Snell ... composer: stock music (uncredited)

Other crew 

Carl 'Major' Roup ... script clerk (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

See also

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