Cimarron [videorecording] / a Radio Picture ; Radio Pictures presents ; by Edna Ferber ; produced by William LeBaron ; a Wesley Ruggles production ; screen version & dialogue by Howard Estabrook.

Standardized Title:
Cimarron (Motion picture : 1930)
Other Title:
Container title: Edna Ferber's Cimarron
Cimarron [1930]
Special ed.
Burbank, CA : Turner Entertainment Co. : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2006, c1930.
1 videodisc (123 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Families -- Drama.
Marriage -- Drama.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Drama.
Oklahoma -- History -- Land Rush, 1889 -- Drama.
Oklahoma -- Drama.
Ferber, Edna, 1887-1968 -- Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films.
Western films.
Western -- Feature.
Western films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Place of Publication:
United States California Burbank.
In English with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned.
System Details:
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital mono.; full screen presentation preserving the 1.20:1 aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition.
"A nation rising to greatness through the work of men and women, new country opening, raw land blossoming, crude towns growing into cities, territories becoming rich states. In 1889, President Harrison opened the vast Indian Oklahoma lands for white settlement--2,000,000 acres free for the taking, poor and rich pouring in, swarming the border, waiting for the starting gun, at noon, April 22nd ..."--Prologue from title screens. Cimarron is a sprawling western saga, an earnest tale about empire building, and a film of its time, which viewers should keep in mind. It follows the adventures Yancey Cravat, a lawyer and newspaperman from Wichita, who joins the Oklahoma Territory land rush in 1889. Soon he and his family are citizens of Osage. Beset by wanderlust, Yancey joins the Cherokee Strip land rush in 1893, leaving wife Sabra behind to run the newspaper and raise their son, Cimarron. by 1907, Yancey is back at home as Oklahoma becomes a state. During the oil boom, he refuses to join a scheme to cheat the Indians out of their oil rich land, and then disappears again. In 1929, Sabra is elected Oklahoma's first Congresswoman, Cimarron is married to an Indian princess, and Yancey still hasn"t returned.
Credits and foreword
Oklahoma land rush
Dixie Lee's claim
Bound for Cimarron
Our first real home
Chance encounters
Friendly shooting
Hanging the shingle
Death cry
Sunday finery
Gathering for meeting
Hymn and collection
Sermon shootout
Sabra's ambitions
Kid's last stand
Losing Isaiah
You vicious hussy
Cherokee run chance
Discussing Yancey
Back home
Dixie on trial
Never anybody but you
Wayward children
Filthy politics
Editorial clash
Forty years in one place
Guest of honor
Almost all the family
Old drifter's passing
Oklahoma pioneer.
Richard Dix (Yancey Cravat), Irene Dunne (Sabra Cravat), Estelle Taylor (Dixie Lee), Nance O'Neil (Felice Venable), William Collier, Jr. (The Kid), Rosco Ates (Jesse Rickey), George E. Stone (Sol Levy), Stanley Fields (Lon Yountis), Robert McWade (Louis Hefner), Edna May Oliver (Mrs. Tracy Wyatt), Nancy Dover (Donna Cravat), Eugene Jackson (Isaiah).
Photography, Edward Cronjager ; editor, William Hamilton ; scenery & costumes, Max Rée ; special effects, Lloyd Knechtel.
Based on the novel by Edna Ferber.
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1930.
Special features: 'The devil's cabaret' [featurette] (16 min.); 'Red-headed baby' [featurette] (7 min.).
Winner, 1931 Academy Awards for Best Art Direction--Max Rée; Best Writing, Adaptation--Howard Estabrook; Best Picture--RKO Radio.
Local notes:
Schimmel Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2014 by Caroline F. Schimmel.
Penn Provenance:
Schimmel, Caroline F. (donor) (Schimmel Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
LeBaron, William, 1883-1958. , Producer
Ruggles, Wesley, 1889-1972. , Director, Producer
Estabrook, Howard, 1884-1978 , Adapter, Author of dialog, Screenwriter
Dix, Richard, 1893-1949. , Actor
Dunne, Irene, 1898-1990 , Actor
Taylor, Estelle, 1894-1958 , Actor
O'Neil, Nance, 1874-1965. , Actor
Collier, William, Jr. , Actor
Ates, Roscoe, 1895-1962 , Actor
Stone, George E., 1903-1967 , Actor
Fields, Stanley, 1883-1941 , Actor
McWade, Robert, 1872-1938. , Actor
Oliver, Edna May, 1883-1942 , Actor
Barrett, Judith, 1914-2000. , Actor
Jackson, Eugene W., 1916-2001. , Actor
Ferber, Edna, 1887-1968.
RKO Radio Pictures.
Turner Entertainment Co.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Caroline F. Schimmel Fiction Collection of Women in the American Wilderness (University of Pennsylvania)
Publisher Number:
65287 Warner Home Video
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