Cimarron (1931 film)

1931 film by Wesley Ruggles

Cimarron is a 1931 Pre-Code Western film directed by Wesley Ruggles, starring Richard Dix and Irene Dunne, and featuring Estelle Taylor and Roscoe Ates. The Oscar winning script was written by Howard Estabrook based on the Edna Ferber novel Cimarron. It would be RKO's most expensive production up to that date, and its winning of the top Oscar for Best Production would be only one of two ever won by that studio. It is also one of the few Westerns to ever win the top honor at the Academy Awards. Epic in scope, spanning forty years from 1889 to 1929.

World's Mightiest Show! (taglines)

Yancy CravatEdit

  • Wife and mother, stainless woman, hide me... hide me in your love.
  • I'll show them first crack that the Oklahoma Wigwam prints all the news all the time - knowing no law except the law of God and the government of the United States. Say, that's a pretty good slogan. Top of the page - just ahead of the editorial column.
  • Sugar, if we all took root and squatted, there would never be any new country.

Sol LevyEdit

  • They will always talk about Yancy. He's gonna be part of the history of the great Southwest. It's men like him that build the world. The rest of them, like me... why, we just come along and live in it.


  • Sabra: Did you have to kill him?
    Yancy: No, I could have let him kill me.

  • Mrs. Tracy Wyatt: One of my ancestors was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
    Sol Levy: That's all right. A relative of mine, a fellow named Moses, wrote the Ten Commandments.

  • Yancy: Why, it'll be all over the southwest that Yancy Cravat was hiding behind a woman's petticoat!
    Sabra: But you didn't! They can't say so! You shot him there nicely in the ear, darling.
    Yancy: Well, you shouldn't interfere when men are having a little friendly shootin'.



  • World's Mightiest Show!
  • Edna Ferber's Mighty Novel Becomes The Towering Colossus Of The Films !
  • Terrific As All Creation
  • Earth-shaking in its grandeur! A titanic canvas sprung to life!

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