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Giant
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Elizabeth Taylor Elizabeth Taylor
Leslie Benedict
Rock Hudson Rock Hudson
Jordan 'Bick' Benedict Jr.
James Dean James Dean
Jett Rink
Carroll Baker Carroll Baker
Luz Benedict II
Jane Withers Jane Withers
Vashti Snythe
Chill Wills Chill Wills
Uncle Bawley
Mercedes McCambridge Mercedes McCambridge
Luz Benedict
Dennis Hopper Dennis Hopper
Jordan Benedict III


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Edna Ferber Edna Ferber
(from the novel by)
Fred Guiol Fred Guiol
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Taylor, Dean, Hopper, Hudson

9 years, 2 months ago at Apr 27 16:50
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A sprawling family saga, with James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, Dennis Hopper and Rock Hudson – what more could you ask for? The performances are outstanding, and the Texas landscape is just plain beautiful.

Let’s not forget the film also deals interestingly with both racial and class differences.

Dean's career ends with a bang...

7 years, 4 months ago at Feb 12 23:33
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Hmmm... there were a lot of things that I thought were pure genius about this film. However, in other ways, I was quite disappointed. Where I thought Giant was awesome was obviously the fantastic acting and directing. Also, it had absolutely breathtaking art direction and cinematography. On the other hand where I was slightly disappointed was that the scenes and pretty much the whole film was a bi... read more
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Description: Sprawling, epic tale of a wealthy Texas rancher and his wife, their descendants and their life together over 25 years. Bick Benedict met his future wife Leslie while on a trip East to buy breeding stock, returning home with a bride. Living on a half-million acre ranch takes some getting used to for Leslie as does the rough and tumble lifestyle. They have children who have their own minds and are apt to disappoint their parents over their life choices. As Leslie says at one point, you can't live their lives for them you can only raise them. Bick Benedict's rival is a former ranch hand, Jett Rink, who inherits a tract of land from ... (more)
Release date: 24 November 1956
UPC: 085392322121
Tags: 1956 (10), 1950s (10), Drama (9), Western (7), Epic (6), Usa (6), Racism (5), Oil (5), Family (5), Texas (4), Romance (4), Friendship (4), Immigrant (3), 50's (2), Airplane (2), Power (2), Pregnancy (2), Oil Field (2), Bar (2), Tea (2)
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