Cimarron ★★ 1931
Hopelessly overblown saga of an American frontier family from 1890 to 1915. Hokey, cliched, with only sporadic liveliness. How did this one win an Oscar? An adaptation of Edna Ferber's novel, featuring Dunne in an early major role. Remade in 1960. 130m/B VHS, DVD . Richard Dix, Irene Dunne, Estelle Taylor, Nance O'Neil, William “Buster” Collier Jr., Roscoe Ates, George E. Stone, Stanley Fields, Edna May Oliver, Dennis O'Keefe; D: Wesley Ruggles; M: Max Steiner. Oscars '31: Adapt. Screenplay, Picture.