Giant

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FEATURE | United States | 201 MINUTES |

GIANT

Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, and Rock Hudson star in a sweeping saga of jealousy, racism and the clash of cultures set in the vast Texas oilfields. Wealthy rancher Bick Benedict (Rock Hudson) and dirt-poor cowboy Jett Rink (James Dean) both woo Leslie Lynnton (Elizabeth Taylor) a beautiful young woman from Maryland who is new to Texas. She marries Benedict, but she is shocked by the racial bigotry of the White Texans against the local people of Mexican descent. Rink discovers oil on a small plot of land, and while he uses his vast, new wealth to buy all the land surrounding the Benedict ranch, the Benedict's disagreement over prejudice fuels conflict that runs across generations.


CAST & CREDITS

Director
George Stevens
Producer
Henry Ginsberg, George Stevens
Screenwriter
Edna Ferber, Fred Guiol, Ivan Moffat
Cinematographer
William C. Mellor
Editor
William Hornbeck, Robert Lawrence
Composer
Dimitri Tiomkin
Cast
Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean