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Cimarron (1960)





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The Oklahoma land rush of 1889 provides the starting point for this western drama, based on a novel by Edna Ferber. Yancey Cravat (Glenn Ford) is an impulsive, short-fused cowboy who has married an immigrant woman, Sabra (Maria Schell). Together, Yancey and Sabra claim a homestead, and Yancey starts a newspaper. While he doesn't have much of a head for business, Sabra does, and when she takes greater control of the paper, it grows into a profitable and influential journal. Eventually, Yancey becomes a well-recognized figure, and it's suggested that he run for public office. However, Yancey finds himself unable to support legislation that would steal more land and mineral rights away from the Native Americans who first settled the land. Cimarron was previously filmed in 1931; this version reduced the role of stereotyped black characters and has Native American actors playing the "Indians," including Eddie and Dawn Little Sky.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Western, Drama, Classics
Directed By: ,
Written By: Arnold Schulman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 13, 1994


Glenn Ford
as Yancey "Cimarron" Cr...
Maria Schell
as Sabra Cravat born Ve...
Anne Baxter
as Dixie Lee
Russ Tamblyn
as The Kid
Robert Keith
as Sam Pegler
Charles McGraw
as Bob Yountis
Harry Morgan
as Jesse Rickey
Aline MacMahon
as Mrs. Pegler
Lili Darvas
as Felicia Venable
Edgar Buchanan
as Neal Hefner
Mary Wickes
as Mrs. Hefner
Royal Dano
as Ike Howes
L.Q. Jones
as Millis
Vladimir Sokoloff
as Jacob Krubeckoff
Ivan Triesault
as Lewis Venable
Buzz Martin
as Cim Cravet
Dawn Little Sky
as Arita Red Feather
Edward Little Sky
as Ben Red Feather
Eddie Little Sky
as Ben Red Feather
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Critic Reviews for Cimarron

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

A dull, inferior remake of the 1930 Oscar-winner Cimarron, this time starring Glenn Ford and Maria Schell.

Full Review… | August 5, 2010

Tedious remake of the 1931 Wesley Ruggles version of Edna Ferber's classic.

Full Review… | July 6, 2005
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

July 17, 2005

Audience Reviews for Cimarron

Sprawling, epic but overlong western much changed from the excellent novel and not for the better. Sabra, the lead character, was in the book a naive but resourceful woman who became through necessity a tower of strength and who was understanding and willing to lose whatever prejudices she had quickly while forging a life for herself and her children in the wilds of Oklahoma since Yancy, her husband was a born wanderer and would disappear for years at a time. In the movie she's a bigoted simpering harpy. That was her daughter Donna, who is completely missing from the film, in the book apparently they grafted those qualities on to her for the movie. A shame to ruin a great character that way. However the movie does have a good cast and beautiful photograpy, the land rush is very impressive, overall though a disappointment.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Lavish remake of the Oscar winning classic, but it just can't recapture what made the original work so well. Glenn Ford is fine, but Maria Schell just is too bland for such an important role. Decent supporting cast, the art direction is quite good.

James Higgins

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