Cimarron (1931)

Passed   |    |  Drama, Western

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A newspaper editor settles in an Oklahoma boom town with his reluctant wife at the end of the nineteenth century.

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  • Irene Dunne and Richard Dix in Cimarron (1931)
  • Eugene Jackson in Cimarron (1931)
  • Irene Dunne and Edna May Oliver in Cimarron (1931)
  • Eugene Jackson in Cimarron (1931)
  • Lois Jane Campbell and Reggie Streeter in Cimarron (1931)
  • Irene Dunne and Richard Dix in Cimarron (1931)

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24 May 2006 | MartinHafer
| very good in its day--doesn't translate well to the 21st century
This is a Western and Westerns don't usually get Best Picture Oscars, but coming out in 1931, the Academy was apparently much more willing to bestow this honor on this type of film. Unfortunately, when seen today, the film seems terribly ordinary and possessing relatively lousy sound. However, some of this can't be blamed on the picture. Poor sound was a problem with many movies from 1927-1931. Plus, a lot of the clichés you see in this Western weren't clichés when the film premiered. Still, even when you consider this, I find it really hard to imagine that this movie was indeed the best film of the year because it just doesn't seem that out of the ordinary. Sorry, but I wasn't bowled over by this story--it seems like just another early Western.

For a better Western film starring Richard Dix, try THE CONQUERORS. The sound is much better and the story is far more engaging.

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