Wealthy rancher Bick Benedict and dirt-poor cowboy Jett Rink both woo Leslie Lynnton, a beautiful young woman from Maryland who is new to Texas. She marries Benedict, but she is shocked by the racial bigotry of the White Texans against the local people of Mexican descent. Rink discovers oil on a small plot of land, and while he uses his vast, new wealth to buy all the land surrounding the Benedict ranch, the Benedict’s disagreement over prejudice fuels conflict that runs across generations.

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Film Cast:

  • Leslie Lynnton Benedict: Elizabeth Taylor
  • Jordan “Bick” Benedict Jr.: Rock Hudson
  • Jett Rink: James Dean
  • Luz Benedict II: Carroll Baker
  • Vashti Synthe: Jane Withers
  • Uncle Bawley: Chill Wills
  • Luz Benedict: Mercedes McCambridge
  • Jordan “Jordy” Benedict III: Dennis Hopper
  • Angel Obregón II: Sal Mineo
  • Sir David Karfrey: Rod Taylor
  • Mrs. Nancy Lynnton: Judith Evelyn
  • ‘Bob’ Dace: Earl Holliman
  • Mort ‘Pinky’ Snythe: Robert Nichols
  • Dr. Horace Lynnton: Paul Fix
  • Old Polo: Alexander Scourby
  • Judge Oliver Whiteside: Charles Watts
  • Juana Guerra Benedict: Elsa Cárdenas
  • Lacey Lynnton: Carolyn Craig
  • Bale Clinch: Monte Hale
  • Gabe Target: Sheb Wooley
  • Adarene Clinch: Mary Ann Edwards
  • Angel Obregón Sr.: Victor Millan
  • Sarge: Mickey Simpson
  • Mrs. Obregón: Pilar Del Rey
  • Dr. Guerra: Maurice Jara
  • Lona Lane: Noreen Nash
  • Watts: Ray Whitley
  • Jefferson Swazey: Napoleon Whiting
  • Judy Benedict: Fran Bennett
  • Minor Role (uncredited): Elsa Aguirre
  • Mary Lou Decker (uncredited): Barbara Barrie
  • Wedding Guest: Bert Stevens
  • Guest at Jeff Rink’s Banquet: Bess Flowers
  • Wedding Guest: Harold Miller
  • Older Beauty Operator (uncredited): Claudia Bryar
  • …: Marion Gray

Film Crew:

  • Production Design: Boris Leven
  • Music: Dimitri Tiomkin
  • Set Decoration: Ralph S. Hurst
  • Costume Design: Marjorie Best
  • Makeup Artist: Gordon Bau
  • Editor: William Hornbeck
  • Producer: George Stevens
  • Novel: Edna Ferber
  • Screenplay: Fred Guiol
  • Screenplay: Ivan Moffat
  • Producer: Henry Ginsberg
  • Director of Photography: William C. Mellor
  • Sound Designer: Earl Crain Sr.
  • Gaffer: Richard L. Wilson

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