Directed by Wesley Ruggles
USA 1931

 

Spaces were neither wide nor open in most early Sound Westerns. Not so in Cimarron. It starts with one of the most renowned giddy-ups in cinema history: a thundering recreation of the 1889 Oklahoma Land Rush. From there Cimarron, based on the bestselling epic by Giant and Show Boat novelist Edna Ferber, traces the generations-spanning saga of that land. There rugged Yancey Cravat (Richard Dix) and his resourceful pioneer wife Sabra (Irene Dunne) sink roots, persevere, give shape to their dreams. It's a saga of change, told with an authenticity that moviegoers who had lived through that era recognized - and told with a skill that earned it three Academy Awards including Best Picture!

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Theatrical Release: January 26th, 1931

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DVD Review: Warner - Region 1,2,3,4 - NTSC

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Distribution Warner Home Video - Region 1,2,3,4 - NTSC
Runtime 2:03:24 
Video 1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.54 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

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Audio English (Mono)
Subtitles English, French, Spanish, None
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Studio: Warner Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Original Aspect Ratio 1.33:1

Edition Details:

• Featurette - The Devil's Cabaret (16:23)
• Cartoon: Red Headed Baby (6:37)

DVD Release Date: January 31st, 2006

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There are a lot of damage marks and scratches on this DVD. It is probably the most damaged release I can remember from Warner. As well as the obvious vertical scratches, there is consistent flickering contrast. The mono audio is not too bad at all, with it being very clear for most of the presentation, but the damage, which appears in the form of constant light rain in the centre of the frame is quite distracting.

As far as the film goes, this IS a solid western exporting all the ideals and principles of the genre, but I found myself mentally comparing it to the Anthony Mann 1961 version with Glenn Ford (not out on DVD for some preposterous reason) which I feel is far superior. I recommend this to those keen on early Hollywood cinema, especially westerns. In all honestly I did enjoy viewing it, but suspect that it may be a long while before I do so again.

Gary W. Tooze

 





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