Rich Hawaiian pineapple grower and US Senatorial candidate Richard Howland tries to control everything and everyone around him, including his headstrong sister, Slone. Howland learns the ... See full summary »
The story of president Andrew Jackson from his early years, the film begins when he meets Rachel Donaldson Robards. The plot concentrates on the scandal concerning the legality of their marriage and how they overcame the difficulties.
Although opening credits and advertising material refer to the film as being filmed in VistaVision, it was, in fact, photographed in the standard 1.37:1 spherical aspect ratio, but with allowance for cropping on the top and bottom of the frame, as was the custom in the transitional years from standard to wide screen projection. See more »
The story takes place in three separate eras, 1941, 1946, and 1954, but all of Jane Wyman's hair styles and clothes, as well as those of the other women in the cast, are strictly, and severely 1954. See more »
a fictional version of Neiman-Marcus & Midland boom
First saw this movie on AMC over a decade ago, taped it, and love it. It's actually a good conglomeration of events during the Texas oil boom. The scenes of the hotels being so full and nothing for people to buy in the boom towns is very accurate. The development of the great department store is really telling the story of famed Texas department stores such as Neiman-Marcus, Joske's, Hemphill-Wells and others that brought world-class shopping to the oil and ranching areas of Texas. Heston's performance is great and he really pegs the personality of many older rancher friends I know. And, any lover of Texas politics will love seeing Governor Shivers play himself. Other folks are right, we need this on a good quality DVD - it just has too much good history of the oil boom and post WWII development in Texas to keep locked away.
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