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Glenn Ford, Maria Schell, Anne Baxter, Harry Morgan, Vic Morrow and Russ Tamblyn star in this larger-than-life, sweeping saga of the Old West!

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Cimarron

Glenn Ford, Maria Schell, Anne Baxter, Harry Morgan, Vic Morrow and Russ Tamblyn star in this larger-than-life, sweeping saga of the Old West!

Nominated for two Oscars, “Cimarron” sets the scene from the very start…

“At high noon April 22, 1889, a section of the last unsettled territories in America was to be given free to the first people who claimed it. They came from the North, they came from the South and they came from across the sea. In just one day an entire territory would be settled. A new state would be born. They called it Oklahoma.”

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In spite of her wealthy Kansas City parents’ objections, newlywed Sabra and husband, Yancy “Cimarron” Cravat leave the comforts of city life, and join the hordes heading to Oklahoma to stake their claim for a free plot of land, so they can settle down on their dream farm.

The Cravats arrive well before the April 22nd race for the available 160 acres of free land, and it seems Yancy has quite a few friends and acquaintances in the town closest to the acreage, including Dixie Lee, a former girlfriend of questionable reputation.

On the day of the land distribution, hopeful farmers and ranchers take off on foot, horseback, wagons, bicycles and stagecoaches, any means of transportation to get across the prairie and stake their claims. It’s a free-for-all, and no one is above treachery to gain a fertile plot. In the fracas, the newspaper owner is killed, others are purposefully tripped up, and in the end, Yancy learns he’s been swindled out of his prime plot by Dixie Lee, in retaliation for his marriage to Sabra.

The dream of a farm dashed, Yancy and Sabra take over the newspaper. Over the years, as the territory goes from “lawless outpost” to a growing civilized community, Yancy fights injustice, blatant bigotry and takes a stand against corruption when he could have yielded to power, and reaped financial and personal rewards. He and Sabra have a son and the family seems to have settled in the community, investing their time and lives in its growth and well-being. But something nags at Yancy’s soul, a thirst for adventure that no idyllic family gathering or deadline-driven day at the newspaper can quench. It’s what brought him and Sabra to Oklahoma. Will it be what tears them apart?