Synopsis: When the government opens up the Oklahoma territory for settlement, restless Yancey Cravat claims a plot of the free land for himself and moves his family there from Wichita. A newspaperman, lawyer, and just about everything else, Cravat soon becomes a leading citizen of the boom town of Osage. Once the town is established, however, he begins to feel confined once again, and heads for the Cherokee Strip, leaving his family behind. During this and other absences, his wife Sabra must learn to take care of herself and soon becomes prominent in her own right.
Genre: Drama, Western
Director(s): Wesley Ruggles
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  Won 3 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
123 min

rip snorting country...

full of Indians, rattlesnakes, gun-toters,

and desperados.

- Isaiah, I declare.

- Miserable brat, you Boon boy.

Master Yancey.

Take me with you to Oklahomy.

Please take me, Master Yancey.

You ain't going to no Oklahomy.

You're going to take a bath.

- Mammy, I want to...

- Get out. Get out.

Well, I'll go see

about those freighters, huh?

Come on here, Cim. Atta boy.

My son, you're going to see more Indians

then you ever thought of.

I never heard of such a thing.

What do you mean, Sabra?

You're not going.

Why a Venable should ever

marry such a man, a buffalo hunter.

- Quite right.

- Annie.

A quart of whiskey a day,

living in that dreadful Cimarron country.

- What is Cimarron?

- Savage, Cousin Hewitt.

It means wild, unruly.

Yancey's idea of a name for the boy, Cim.

You don't like anything Yancey does.

You never have.

And that newspaper of his,

Wichita Wigwam.

Editorials about Indian's rights.

You might think Yancey

was an Indian himself.

Who knows?

Some half-breeds are no darker.

- Don't you dare say that.

- I heard he killed a man.

I won't listen to you any longer.

I don't care about Yancey's past.

I married him because I loved him,

and I'm going with him.

- Sabra.

- I never heard of such a thing.

Yancey, where's that iron skillet?

I can't find it anywhere.

- Right here, sugar, with the stove.

- Why didn't you tell me?

Cim, honey, get up off the ground.

It's too damp.

You know, I think we ought to

get out that old rag rug...

and put it down here for supper.

Right you are, honey.

I think Aunt Cassandra must have put

the andirons in here, sugar.

- High rickety!

- Isaiah!

Please let me stay,

Master Yancey, Miss Sabra.

I'll help, I'll work, I'll do everything.

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Edna Ferber

Edna Ferber (August 15, 1885 – April 16, 1968) was an American novelist, short story writer and playwright. Her novels included the Pulitzer Prize-winning So Big (1924), Show Boat (1926; made into the celebrated 1927 musical), Cimarron (1929; made into the 1931 film which won the Academy Award for Best Picture), Giant (1952; made into the 1956 Hollywood movie) and Ice Palace (1958), filmed in 1960. more…

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