The Sea of Grass

The Sea of Grass

DVD - 2011
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Brewton's cattle empire includes a million acres of grazing land. Lutie marries him and they have a daughter Sara. Lutie goes alone to Denver where she and lawyer Chamberlain conceive a son Brock whom Jim later accepts with resignation. Long afterward Brock is killed by a posse and Susie brings Lutie and Jim together once more.
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. :, Warner Home Video,, 2011.
ISBN: 9780780672581
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE SEA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
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Jul 12, 2014

There are not enough good westerns for those us who love them. So it was a pleasant surprise to find that Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn made a terrific western called "Sea of Grass". The script is wonderfully written. This is not only a western, but a love story. Robert Walker puts in a supporting acting performance that is a work of art. There is no gun fight in the middle of town, just a real life story of a family living in the grasslands of the Midwest during the 1800's. In the hands of famous director Elia Kazan, "Sea of Grass" takes us to a part of the west we have never seen before. See for yourself, I think you will enjoy a western that is thoughtful!

voisjoe1 Mar 25, 2012

The Sea of Grass, the second film directed by the great Elia Kazan, is the worst Kazan film. So says Kazan. But if this is his worst, then his worst is better than most by others. While he uses very little in the way of arty direction, the story is profound and the acting of Tracy and Hepburn is superb. This is also the best role by Edgar Buchanan that I have seen. Some nice work also by Harry Carey (senior) and Robert Walker. Note that the library description accidentally calls Sara Susie in the last sentence of Description. See this when you are in a serious mood for a classic B & W.

EuSei Jul 11, 2011

This interesting movie begins cheerfully, but becomes quite dark, sad and even tragic. While in the movie Spencer Tracy condemns his wife to live parted from her children for having committed adultery, in real life he and Miss Hepburn never married. Kazan portrays the “cattle baron” as being in the right, when Hollywood—the maker of so many millionaires—enjoys always portraying landowners as the bad guys! He contends the homesteaders would kill the grassy land by farming it, and the future proves him right. It is a pity this movie is black and white; the photography is stunningly beautiful and it would be worth colorizing the gorgeous views of grassland, pharaohnic mountain walls and sunsets.


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