Synopsis: The epic saga of a frontier family, Cimarron starts with the Oklahoma Land Rush on 22 April 1889. The Cravet family builds their newspaper Oklahoma Wigwam into a business empire and Yancey Cravet is the adventurer-idealist who, to his wife's anger, spurns the opportunity to become governor since this means helping to defraud the native Americans of their land and resources.
Production: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 nomination.
147 min

Come on, hurry. Let's go.

Come, come on. Come on.

You are not leaving.

Why won't you understand

that I have to go where my husband goes?

I suppose that even if he jumped

off a cliff you'd have to follow him.


You see, I love him very much.

Love. How much good

will your love do you... the middle of a wilderness

surrounded by Indians?

What kind of a frontier woman

do you think you'll make?

You've never had to cook or wash

or keep house in your life.

Your father and I saw to that.

I can learn, Mother.

- And that husband of yours.

- Mother.

Yancey Cravat. That isn't even a name.

It is my name now.

What is a lawyer

going to do on a homestead?

If only you'd let me say something.

If Yancey says he can do it, he can.

I warned you when you married him,

a man you had only known three months...

...that you'd live to regret it.

I will never regret it. Not for one second.

There's never been

anything like it in the history of the world.

Imagine, a whole territory

settled in one afternoon.

Whole cities springing up in one hour.

I'll bet you there's thousands

of people on that borderline right now..., right this moment, steaming

and waiting for that opening gun next week.

Now, can you imagine it?

Can you just imagine it?

Look. Here.

Here is the Oklahoma territory...

...over 2 million acres of the finest land

the crow ever flew over.

And here, see...

...that's all divided up

into quarter sections.

Like that. That's... Um...


Here are the soldiers all lined up in a row.

Here they are all lined up... see that nobody gets into that territory

before they're supposed to.

Now, now here...

Here come the settlers.

Here they come, thousands of them.

Thousands of them, from all over.

And here. Here you are, honey.

Here they come.

And they're just so anxious.

They're just starving

for a piece of that land.

They're starving for it.

Matter of fact, they'd fight for it.

They'd even die for it.

Well, how about that?

Charley, hand me

a few more of those settlers, will you?

That's a boy.

And give some to the children too, huh?

Oh, Sabra.

Oh, my Sabra.

Here. Have yourself a settler, huh?

Mr. Yancey!

Better not forget this, Mr. Yancey.

You might need it one day.


- Goodbye, Father.

- Goodbye, my dear.

I envy you.

All right.

Now, remember what I told you, dear.

A little tighter.

Both reins.

That's right.

And I'll follow you.

You all ready?

- Yes.

Good luck, darling.

Mother. Goodbye.

Goodbye. Goodbye.

Yancey, it's getting

awfully lonesome back here.

Well, we'll be stopping

right up here ahead, honey.

That's very pretty.

Where did you learn that?

In the old country.

What does it mean?

"If God keeps me alive, believe you me...

...I will take care of no one but thee. "

Darling, how many times

you walked towards me...

...I looked at you, wanted you?

How many times

you didn't even look at me?

And I wanted you.

- Yes, sir, she sure looks good from here.

- Ha-ha-ha.

What are you laughing at?

Hey, hey, hey, come on.

Let's start sailing.

What do you want with me?

- Wants to know what we want.

- What do we want?

Anybody who wears anything...

- Oh, look at this. Look at this.

... As pretty as that ain't no pea patch.

Get up.

I ought to shoot your ears off,

scaring my wife like that.

Cim. Hey, what's the matter with you?

Don't you recognize me? The Kid?

I recognized you.

Oh, Cim, how was we supposed to know

it was your wife?

Somebody else's wife,

everything would've been all right.

I'm sorry. We didn't mean anything.

Well, I guess there's no harm done.

- How are you, boy?

- Just great.

- Who's this?

- It's Wes.

- I'm Pat Jennings' boy.

- Jennings.

- Remember Hoss?

- Yeah, don't tell me.

- This is what's-his-name, uh... Barry.

- Barry.

Ned Barry's boy, yeah.

Say, last time I saw this fellow,

he was just about so high.

We heard you got killed in a gunfight

out in California, remember?

I used to work for this boy's daddy

as a ranch hand.

How nice.

What are you boys doing?

Devilmenting around?

We're kind of riding around.

I used to ride the old bag line myself... off the old hospitality

of the South as it were.

Well, you had your breakfast?

- No, we ain't ate yet.

- Fine.

Honey, you better lay out a little more

food and cups and saucers and all.

We're gonna have

some guests for breakfast.

Just turn around and step over there...

...while the little lady gets out of the water,

right over there.

The first of you

bindlestiffs that looks around...'ll get the meat end of this rifle

right between the eyeballs.

- All right, you can get out now, honey.

- Get out?

If you stay in there,

you're gonna catch cold.

You want them to stay

and have breakfast with us?

- Well, these are my friends.

- Oh...!

Sir, we really gotta be going.

No fooling, we're late now.

Where are we going?

Listen, ma'am. Uh...

I'm awful sorry we, uh, discommode you.

I hope you won't hold no, uh,

you know, grievance against old Cim.

I tell you, when I was a little buster,

no bigger than a rabbit...

...I used to follow Cim around

everywhere he went.

He spit on a stump, I spit on a stump.

And all I ever wanted was

just to grow up and be like him.

And so if I've done anything at all, anything

to come between you and him, uh...

All right. All right.

- Skimmeroot.

- Ha-ha-ha!

Honey, I'm afraid

you hurt my friends' feelings.

I hurt their feelings?

I'm afraid you did. Come on, dear.

In the West, you never turn a man away

without a hot meal in his stomach.

It just isn't done.

Oh, well, you'll learn.

There we go. There, now.

Come on, now,

you're still not scared, are you?

No, I'm not scared.

I'm just frozen and cold.

All right, dear.

And don't you dare talk to me again

until I tell you you can.

All right, I won't talk to you anymore.

Not until you tell me.

You all right now?


What happened?

What's the matter? You lose your horse?

Never had none.

Where you from?


You mean to tell me

you walked all the way from Missouri?

I guess so. I'm here.

Suppose you get in out of the rain

and ride with us.

- You wouldn't object to that, would you?

- I wouldn't, but maybe you might.

I got my family with me.

Oh, we'll make room.

- Yancey Cravat.

- Tom Wyatt.

Hi, Tom. This is my wife here, Sabra.

Sabra, this is Tom Wyatt.

How do you do, Mr. Wyatt?

- Hello.

- Nice to meet you.

That's my family.

Now, what was that you said

about making room?

Well, I said we could, I guess we can.

I guess.

Come on, we got a ride.

Let's get out of the rain.

Come on, you itty-bitty.

Pa got a ride for us.

- Itty-bits, you'll fall.

We got a ride.

- What is it, Tom? What is it?


This is my wife, Mrs. Wyatt.

And this is my children. Janet.

- You wanna meet my children?

- No, never mind for now.

Suppose you take this wagon.

Listen, you take my wagon,

and you children...

...half of you get in the other wagon

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Arnold Schulman

Arnold Schulman (born August 11, 1925) is an American playwright, screenwriter, producer, a songwriter and novelist. He was a stage actor long associated with the American Theatre Wing and the Actors Studio. more…

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