Cimarron

Cimarron

DVD - 2008
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April 22, 1889. Tens of thousands of hopeful homesteaders are poised at the Oklahoma border, waiting for the gunshots that will send them on a feverish dash to claim a share of two million acres free for the taking.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Turner Entertainment Co. ; Warner Home Video, [2008]
Edition: Widescreen
ISBN: 9781419866241
1419866249
Branch Call Number: DVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (147 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Movie about crossbreeding destroying a family. One of Fords rare flops.

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rslade
Aug 30, 2014

Other than the great opening scene of the Oklahoma land rush, the story, acting, and dialogue are pretty cheesy. The ending seems pointlessly weird.

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pianomarket
Aug 05, 2014

Film buffs please note that this movie was made in 1931 with the drawbacks in sound and picture, not to mention the stilted acting styles, corny dialogue and a prejudiced Hollywood view of the American West. Of note is the great character actress Edna May Oliver in this movie. This movie can be seen on the You Tube website.

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BloomFree
May 13, 2014

This was during a time when men were manly and women would never ever consider wearing pants. I found the dialogue very comic. This is not a film to think about a lot although there is some good material here about basic ethics. As a bonus there is a great short film included about the devil which is super cute and a short animated film about a red-haired gal which I really enjoyed. Overall very entertaining.

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lcoble
Nov 18, 2013

Great, timeless movie with an epic view of history. It is the story of the building of a nation, a successful one, not "nationalistic propaganda" as the earlier comment thoughtlessly asserted. "All art is propaganda," Orwell said, "but not all propaganda is art." Today's cultural marxism is such straight, thorough-going propaganda it leaves people without the lights to discern it as such.

kevfarley Apr 03, 2013

An antique 'classic' jingoistic westword expansion historical . Jumpy and anecdotal. I fast forwarded somewhat,.. which I rarely do. This film may be interesting to students of the history of film,..or of nationalistic propaganda. Not recommended.(2.5 out of 5 stars)

voisjoe1 Sep 17, 2012

Cimarron is a remake of the movie of the same title that was made in 1931. Strange that the 1931 had a little more courage than this 1960 version. In the 1931 version, a successful business woman admits her prejudice against Indians, the group in Oklahoma that her husband risked his life to stand up for. The 1960 movie did not have the courage to end with a statement praising her late husband's fight for justice for the Indians.

voisjoe1 Jul 08, 2012

Edna Ferber's novel, Cimarron, was adapted into this Oscar winning film released in 1931. It tells the post Civil War story of the white man's takeover of this western strip of Oklahoma, by following the story of Yancey Cravat (Richard Dix) and his wife, Sabra Cravat (Irene Dunne). While this film won the Oscar, I feel it is way below the level of other later Oscar nominees such as Lawrence of Arabia, Bridge over the River Kwai, and Dr. Zhivago. While interesting, the characters were often cartoonish. An interesting bit of trivia is that Texas ceded this strip of land to the federal government when it sought statehood, because it was north of the line allowed for slave states.

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