Zandy's Bride

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  • PG
  • Genre(s): Western
  • Release year: 1974
  • Running time: 116 min
"Respectable spinster, American stock wants life in the West," the ad proclaimed. "Wishes to Mary, Reply P.O. Box 192 Minneapolis, Minnesota." Zandy Allen replied, then met his bride. Years before his award-winning performance in Unforgiven, Gene... read more
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"Respectable spinster, American stock wants life in the West," the ad proclaimed. "Wishes to Mary, Reply P.O. Box 192 Minneapolis, Minnesota." Zandy Allen replied, then met his bride. Years before his award-winning performance in Unforgiven, Gene Hackman played another rugged Westerner in Zandy's Bride, directed by Jan Troell (The Emigrants). Scraping by on his Big Sur ranch, Zandy (Hackman) invites mail-order bride Hannah (Liv Ullman) into his narrow world. Hannah wants a home and roots. Zandy wants a son and heir. Love does not enter the equation. But, grudgingly and fitfully, respect will. Zandy's life is coarse and violent: tending cattle, going knife-to-claw with a grizzly and often mistreating his wife. Hannah endures his cruelty, then takes an unbudging stand. Wrestling a bear was easy compared to this. To reclaim his bride, Zandy must do what he's never do before. He must change.

Original Release

05/19/1974

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Cast

Gene Hackman Zandy Allen
Liv Ullmann Hanna Lund
Eileen Heckart Ma Allan
Susan Tyrrell Marai Cordova
Harry Dean Stanton Songer
Joe Santos Frank Gallo
Frank Cady Pa Allan
Sam Bottoms Mel Allan
Bob Simpson Bill Pincus
Vivian Gordon Street girl
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Jan Troell

Writers

Marc Norman, Lillian Bos Ross

Cast

Producers

Editors

Gordon Scott, Jim Benson

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