The Sea of Grass
The Sea of Grass (1947)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 25, 1947
DVD Release Date: October 23, 1991
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Shirley O'Hara
The New Republic

It seems wasteful to let two such good, attractive actors wander through a lavish production like thoroughbred somnambulists.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Fails to deliver the required action for a western.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

To the credit of Elia Kazan, it must be said that his direction has pace, but the writers and others have betrayed him.

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TV Guide

At 131 minutes, this sprawling western was long on talk and short on action.

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Variety Staff

Film is loaded with very superior acting and spectacular imaginative photography.

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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.

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jay nixon
Minor entry in the Hepburn/Tracy canon is justifiably obscure. The script is long winded but not terribly deep. As far as the performances Spencer Tracy is… More