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Giant

USA, English, 201 mins

  • Director: George Stevens
  • Writer: Edna Ferber; Fred Guiol
  • Producer: Henry Ginsberg; George Stevens

CGiii Comment

An epic - in every sense of the word.

Luz is a spur-wearing lesbian...a woman who prefers to herd cattle than make lurve...

Watching Rock/Bick making a man out of his 4 year old son is...excruciating.

Dean's performance is awkward...bordering on the ludicrous.

The script is racist, sexist, misogynistic...and, rather naive.

George Stevens won the Oscar for Best Director.

James Dean lost his life during filming...ensuring the success and longevity of the film. RIP.


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The(ir) Blurb...

Texan rancher Bick Benedict visits a Maryland farm to buy a prize horse. Whilst there he meets and falls in love with the owner's daughter Leslie, they are married immediately and return to his ranch. The story of their family and its rivalry with cowboy and (later oil tycoon) Jett Rink unfolds across two generations.

Cast & Characters

Elizabeth Taylor as Leslie Benedict;
Rock Hudson as Jordan 'Bick' Benedict Jr.;
James Dean as Jett Rink;
Carroll Baker as Luz Benedict II;
Jane Withers as Vashti Snythe;
Chill Wills as Uncle Bawley;
Mercedes McCambridge as Luz Benedict;
Dennis Hopper as Jordan Benedict III;
Sal Mineo as Angel Obregon II;
Rod Taylor as Sir David Karfrey;
Judith Evelyn as Mrs. Nancy Lynnton;
Earl Holliman as 'Bob' Dace;
Robert Nichols as Mort 'Pinky' Snythe;
Paul Fix as Dr. Horace Lynnton;
Alexander Scourby as Old Polo

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