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The Oklahoma land rush of 1889 is the setting for thousands of greedy pioneers attempting to drive native Americans off their land. The film covers a twenty five year period in which Indians are driven from their land and lose oil rights to heartless land grabbers.

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Glenn Ford
as Yancey "Cimarron" Cravat
Maria Schell
as Sabra Cravat born Venable
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
Eddie Little Sky
as Ben Red Feather
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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.

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