The Sea of Grass
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Usually associated with erudite, urbane comedies, the legendary screen team of Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy goes intensely dramatic in the expensive western Sea of Grass. Tracy plays cattle baron Colonel James Brewton, who staunchly opposes opening the western frontier to homesteaders. Standing steadfastly beside Brewton-at least at the beginning--is his headstrong wife Lutie (Hepburn). Eventually disillusioned by the stern implacability of her husband, Lutie leaves Brewton and goes off to Denver, where she falls in love with liberal attorney Brice Chamberlain (Melvyn Douglas), the… More
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"It seems wasteful to let two such good, attractive actors wander through a lavish production like thoroughbred somnambulists."
‑ Shirley O'Hara, The New Republic
"At 131 minutes, this sprawling western was long on talk and short on action."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"To the credit of Elia Kazan, it must be said that his direction has pace, but the writers and others have betrayed him."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Kazan had only made one previous film, and the stilted melodrama reflects the director's inexperience as he failed to get more than adequate performances from the two leads, whom he felt intimidated by."
‑ , Film4
"Film is loaded with very superior acting and spectacular imaginative photography."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
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