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Zandy's Bride (1974)

PG | | Drama, Western | 19 May 1974 (USA)
An American settler marries an European mail-order bride and together they learn how to thrive in the harsh wilderness while working on their relationship too.

Director:

Jan Troell

Writers:

Lillian Bos Ross (novel), Marc Norman
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gene Hackman ... Zandy Allan
Liv Ullmann ... Hannah Lund
Eileen Heckart ... Ma Allan
Susan Tyrrell ... Maria Cordova
Harry Dean Stanton ... Songer
Joe Santos ... Frank Gallo
Frank Cady ... Pa Allan
Sam Bottoms ... Mel Allan
Bob Simpson Bob Simpson ... Bill Pincus
Vivian Gordon Vivian Gordon ... Street Girl
Fabian Gregory Cordova Fabian Gregory Cordova ... Indian Boy
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Storyline

Zandy Allan purchases a mail-order bride, Hannah Lund. He treats her as a possession, without respect or humanity, until their shared ordeal as they struggle to survive develops in him a growing love. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The mail-order marriage. She was less than he had hoped for ... and more than he dared imagine.

Genres:

Drama | Western

Certificate:

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Trivia

Before DVD and blu ray, "Zandy's Bride" was one of the hardest Gene Hackman movies to find. See more »

Quotes

Hannah Lund: Wait.
Zandy Allan: Wait? Why, hell, I spoke you straight. I married you! Give me that! Damn you! I got the right!
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Alternate Versions

Some sources list the running time as 116 minutes, though available prints run 97 minutes. The latter is actually the official runtime; a preview cut of the film ran nearly 20 minutes longer than the film that was eventually released, but the running time for the longer version has been erroneously listed instead. See more »

Connections

Featured in Liv Ullmann scener fra et liv (1997) See more »

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Views Like A Romance Novel
4 October 2001 | by traceeSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie. It reminds me of some of the romance novels that I've read, especially those by Maggie Osborne. She writes very nice western themed romances. Like hers, this movie starts off with an unlikely pair who fall in love eventually after the usual stuff...cheating, overcoming stubbornness, and so on. Just a nice, entertaining and endearing movie that should be thought of and viewed as just that.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

For Better, for Worse See more »

Filming Locations:

Big Sur, California, USA

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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