Synopsis: Texan rancher Bick Benedict visits a Maryland farm to buy a prize horse. Whilst there he meets and falls in love with the owner's daughter Leslie, they are married immediately and return to his ranch. The story of their family and its rivalry with cowboy and (later oil tycoon) Jett Rink unfolds across two generations.
Genre: Drama, Western
Director(s): George Stevens
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 15 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
201 min

I never heard anything as ignorant

as some Eastern people...

Oh, please, Jordan.

I'm only speaking impersonally.

About history.

You all think

that the glory happened in the East...

with Valley Forge and Bunker Hill!

Do you know about San Jacinto?

Have you heard about the Alamo?

Why, certainly.

I read about them all last night.

I didn't mean to be impolite,

but it's so new to me.

I just mean, it's just all so new...

and so fascinating!

You mustn't talk that way to a Texan.

They feel very strongly about their state.

He shouldn't take it so hard.

Jordan, you would think

somebody had spoiled you terribly.

Your wife or somebody.

I haven't any wife. I live with my sister.

Why aren't you married?

First you attack a man's country,

and now you try to pry into his family life.

Thank you, Doctor.

- Good morning.

- Good morning.

- Good morning, Lacey.

- Good morning, Papa.

How are we doing?

We'll have to be getting along soon

if you're going to make your train.

- Good morning, everybody.

- Good morning, Nancy.

Good morning, dear.

Good morning, Mr. Benedict.

Isn't this a beautiful morning?

Leslie, if Mr. Benedict has finished

his breakfast...

why don't you show him the stables?

We've just quarreled politely about Texas.

It's no use trying to pawn me off on him.

And anyway, Mother...

he's probably engaged to marry

the daughter of the adjoining ranch...

who, though beautiful,

is comparatively poor.

She only has 200,000 acres

and half a million cows.

Is she pretty?

We must hurry.

Mr. Benedict and I will have

to be leaving now.

Who, may I ask, is the lucky young lady

that you're going to marry...

with all those cows?

I'll get the car.

It's funny, ma'am.

My neighbor is a girl, Vashti Hake.

There was some talk of my marrying her,

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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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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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