Giant (1956)
February 29, 2024 11:04 AM - Subscribe

[TRAILER] Wealthy Texas rancher Bick Benedict (Rock Hudson) shakes things up at home when he returns from a trip to the East Coast with a love interest, the refined Leslie Lynnton (Elizabeth Taylor). Bick and Leslie get married, but she clashes with his sister, Luz (Mercedes McCambridge), and wins the admiration of the ambitious young Jett Rink (James Dean). Bick and Jett form a tense rivalry that continues to surface as the years pass and fortunes change in this sweeping drama.

Also starring Carroll Baker, Jane Withers, Chill Wills, Sal Mineo, Dennis Hopper, Elsa Cárdenas, Earl Holliman.

Directed by George Stevens. Screenplay by Fred Guiol, Ivan Moffat. Based on the 1952 novel of the same name by Edna Ferber. Produced by George Stevens, Henry Ginsberg for Warner Brothers. Cinematography William C. Mellor. Edited by William Hornbeck, Philip W. Anderson, Fred Bohanan. Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.

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posted by DirtyOldTown (7 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Ooh, also... should have mentioned...

This is on TCM at 9:30 Central tonight, if you're a person who still has/watches regular cable television.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:09 AM on February 29 [1 favorite]

This weirdly felt like one of those Big Event TV Miniseries that they always had in the 1970s and 80s...but....better?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 11:26 AM on February 29

I'm a bit surprised this hasn't been remade as like a six episode TV series for Max.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:32 AM on February 29 [2 favorites]

Oh I loved this one, even as a teenager in the 2000s!
posted by LizBoBiz at 1:44 PM on February 29

posted by RakDaddy at 3:23 PM on February 29

No miniseries, but it did provide the inspiration for a fourteen season series in Dallas (1978-1991)
posted by Molesome at 12:56 AM on March 1 [1 favorite]

My favorite line, as delivered by a wheezy Chill Wills: Bick, you shoulda shot that fella a long time ago. Now he's too rich to kill.
posted by TWinbrook8 at 1:34 AM on March 1 [1 favorite]

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