DVD - 1979
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MPAA rating: PG.
Against the hardships of blizzards, famine, isolation, illness and death, Clyde and Elinore defend their personal boundaries: Clyde his farm, his herd, and his willful devotion to his family; Elinore all of these and her determined consciousness both as a pioneer and as a woman.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Hen's Tooth Video, 1979
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Jan 14, 2018

Excellent.The hardships of ranching especially in the winter are real. This is a true story from letters gleaned from many letters written by Elinore Stewart and interviews with her elderly children I am a Rip Torn fan and found this on dashboard. Calving, butchering and branding were real. Many homesteaders froze to death or starved and never made it for the 10 year requirement. Glad we still have two copies of this movie. Be sure and watch commentary on the menu screen. Tells how the movie was made. Conchata Ferrell made many movies and is most known as the house keeper on 2 1/2 men TV sitcom.

JCLMargaretO Jan 04, 2018

A gritty and all too accurate account of life on the untamed, sometimes unforgiving, frontier. Your feelings will not be spared as the movie moves from hardship to hardship, yet there’s a sense of hope and perseverance that makes this movie an unforgettable tale of man’s most basic instinct to survive.

May 08, 2017

This is an unusual film. It gives you a feel for what it might have been like to settle a frontier. The characters are quiet, strong, understated. Drama evolves without a lot of words, and the film ends before you expect, as though they suddenly ran out of money.

jpozenel Nov 22, 2015

This is an amazing depiction of the West around the turn of the century. Animals WERE HARMED in the making of this movie, so if you are squeamish about such things, this is not for you.


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