Release Date: November 24th, 1956

DVD Release Date: June 10th, 2003

G |3 hr 21 min

Plot Summary

Wealthy Texas rancher Bick Benedict (Rock Hudson) shakes things up at home when he returns from a trip to the East Coast with a love interest, the refined Leslie Lynnton (Elizabeth Taylor). Bick and Leslie get married, but she clashes with his sister, Luz (Mercedes McCambridge), and wins the admiration of the ambitious young Jett Rink (James Dean). Bick and Jett form a tense rivalry that continues to surface as the years pass and fortunes change in this sweeping drama.

Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Carroll Baker, Jane Withers, Chill Wills, Mercedes McCambridge, Dennis Hopper

Director: George Stevens

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Warner Brothers/Seven Arts

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Fall, Competition, 1950s, Forbidden love, Emotional, Rivalry, Family, 1940s, Rise, Wife, Passionate, 1930s


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Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama