The Sea of Grass

Synopsis: This western begins with St. Louis resident Lutie Cameron (Katharine Hepburn) marrying New Mexico cattleman Col. James B. 'Jim' Brewton (Spencer Tracy) after a short courtship. When she arrives in "Salt Fork, NM" she finds that her new husband is considered by the locals to be a tyrant who uses force to keep homesteaders off the government owned land he uses for grazing his cattle--the so-called Sea of Grass. Lutie, has difficulty reconciling her husband's beliefs and passions with her own.
Genre: Drama, Western
Director(s): Elia Kazan
Production: Warner Home Video
 
IMDB:
6.4
Rotten Tomatoes:
17%
PASSED
Year:
1947
123 min
10 Views

TELEGRAM:

FOR MISS CAMERON.

NAT, WE'RE LATE,TERRIBLY LATE.

RIGHT.

TELEGRAM FOR ME?

NO, FOR MISS LUTIE.

I'LL TAKE IT UP TO HER.

MISS LUTIE UP IN HER ROOM?

THEY'RE ALL UP THERE.

WOULDN'T YOU THINK

THEY'D GET TIRED

OF LOOKING AT THEMSELVES?

WEDDINGS!

I'LL BE SO GLAD WHEN IT'S OVER.

HURRY UP, RACHAEL.

WHAT FOR?

IT AIN'T TILL 3 DAYS.

RACHAEL, HAVE YOU

EVER BEEN MARRIED?

YES'EM-HERE AND THERE

NOW AND THEN.

WHERE'S LUTIE?

SHE'S IN THERE.

SHE'S TRYING IT ON.

MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN YOU

CAN IMAGINE!

MAY I SEE YOU,

LUTIE?

ONE MINUTE, FATHER!

LET HIM IN, RACHAEL.

YOU LOOK FINE.

THEN SMILE!

- SMILE?

YOU HAVEN'T SMILED

ONCE SINCE I GOT ENGAGED.

WHY, LUTIE, I...

THE TWO LONGEST THINGS

IN ST. LOUIS-

YOUR FACE AND THE

MISSISSIPPI RIVER.

WELL, I ONLY WAN YOUR HAPPINESS, LUTIE.

AND I JUST KEEP THINKING

ONE THING:

JIM BREWTON IS ALL RIGHT.

HE'S GREAT IN SALT FORK

TERRITORY OF NEW MEXICO

AND YOU'RE ALL RIGH IN ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI.

STOP IT, DARLING.

AND THEN I THINK OF

THE TWO OF YOU TOGETHER,

AND NEITHER PLACE-

I KNOW IT'S GOING

TO BE RIGHT.

AND, LUTIE, SUCH A

A SHORT COURTSHIP.

A COWMAN!

BUT SUCH A COWMAN.

REMEMBER WHAT YOU SAID

WHEN YOU INTRODUCED US.

THAT'S RIGHT,

I DID INTRODUCE YOU.

HERE'S A TELEGRAM

FOR YOU.

OH, THANKS.

IT'S PROBABLY FROM HIM.

HE MUST HAVE LEFT.

HE SAID HE'D WIRE

THE MINUTE HE GO ON THE TRAIN.

DELAYED. CAN'T-

GET TO ST. LOUIS FCR WEDDING.

TAKE FIRST TRAIN

BE MARRIED HERE. LOVE, JIM.

WELL!

FATHER, THIS IS NOT FUNNY.

WELL, YOU ASKED ME

TO SMILE, DIDN'T YOU?

YOU DONE IT-

TRAIN'S EARLY, 3/4 OF AN HOUR!

AND 33 SECONDS.

I GOT A STOPWATCH.

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO

IF SAM DOESN'T MEET YOU?

DON'T WORRY.

YOU HEARD THE CONDUCTOR-

TRAIN'S EARLY.

YOUR MAN AIN' SHOWED UP, NEITHER.

SAMMY!

SAMMY!

- SELINA!

HELLO, SPROUT.

YOU'VE GROWED!

REGULAR BUSTER,

AIN'T SHE?

SAM, THIS IS

LUTIE CAMERON.

WE KEPT EACH OTHER COMPANY

ON THE ROAD OUT.

SHE SPELLED ME WITH MOLLY.

HAPPY TO KNOW YOU, SAM.

I'VE HEARD

A LOT ABOUT YOU.

NO MORE THAN I HEARD

OF HER MAN.

MAYBE I KNOW HIM.

HOMESTEADER?

CATTLEMAN.

- OH.

NAME OF JIM BREWTON.

COLONEL BREWTON?

- MM-HMM.

YES, I KNOW HIM.

I SURE THANK YOU FOR HELPING

THE WIFE OUT, MA'AM.

COME ON, HONEY.

ALL RIGHT, SAM.

GOODBYE, LUTIE.

GOODBYE, SELINA.

GOOD LUCK TO YOU.

WE'LL SEE EACH OTHER.

BE A GOOD GIRL,

BUTTON-NOSE.

THERE'S A-A HOTEL?

SURE. EXCHANGE HOUSE

OVER THERE.

THANK YOU.

COLONE BREWTON WILL

CALL FOR THIS LUGGAGE.

YES, MA'AM.

I'M SORRY

TO DISTURB YOU:

BUT WILL YOU:

HELP ME, PLEASE?

OH, THANK YOU

VERY MUCH.

I'LL BE A SON OF A GUN.

I BEG YOUR PARDON?

I SAID,

I'M A SON OF A GUN.

IT ISN'T POSSIBLE. OF COURSE NOW,

IS IT? - WHAT?

THAT YOU ARE MISS LUTIE CAMERON

OF ST. LOUIS AND POINTS EAST.

SHE ARRIVES ON THE 3:00.

THEY'RE SENDING UP

ROCKETS THEN.

THE TRAIN WAS EARLY.

TRUST JIM BREWTON

TO PICK A WOMAN:

WITH HAIR THE COLOR

OF CHILI PEPPER.

WELL, DON'T WORRY,

I LIKE IT.

WELL, IF YOU KNOW COLONEL

BREWTON, YOU CAN HELP ME.

EVERYBODY KNOWS JIM BREWTON,

SOME TO THEIR SORROW.

YOUR IMPENDING ARRIVAL

HAS CREATED QUITE A STIR

IN SALT FORK,

MISS CAMERON.

BREATHS HAVE BEEN

WELL-BATED.

I SHALL NOW BATE MINE AGAIN.

YOU'RE MAKING THE MISTAKE

OF YOUR LIFE, YOU KNOW.

THERE'S A TRAIN OU OF HERE TOMORROW.

IF I WERE YOU,

I'D BE ON IT.

WHO ARE YOU, ANYWAY?

THE NAME'S BRICE CHAMBERLAIN.

HOWEVER, "WHAT," NOT "WHO,"

IS THE IMPORTANT THING.

I, MISS CAMERON,

AM AN IDEALIST-

A PRACTICING IDEALIST.

LOOK AROUND YOU,

MISS CAMERON.

YOU'RE OUT OF PLACE.

THE WINE OF THE COW COUNTRY

IS REDEYE, NOT CHAMPAGNE.

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Conrad Richter

Conrad Michael Richter (October 13, 1890 – October 30, 1968) was an American novelist whose lyrical work is concerned largely with life on the American frontier in various periods. His novel The Town (1950), the last story of his trilogy The Awakening Land about the Ohio frontier, won the 1951 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His novel The Waters of Kronos won the 1961 National Book Award for Fiction. Two collections of short stories were published posthumously during the 20th century, and several of his novels have been reissued during the 21st century by academic presses. more…

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