Giant [Special Edition] [2 Discs]

Giant [Special Edition] [2 Discs]

 Cast: Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
, Rock Hudson
Rock Hudson
, James Dean
James Dean
, Mercedes McCambridge
Mercedes McCambridge
, Carroll Baker
Carroll Baker
Giant [Special Edition] [2 Discs]

Giant [Special Edition] [2 Discs]

 Cast: Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
, Rock Hudson
Rock Hudson
, James Dean
James Dean
, Mercedes McCambridge
Mercedes McCambridge
, Carroll Baker
Carroll Baker

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Overview

Based on Edna Ferber's bestselling novel, Giant stars Elizabeth Taylor as the spoiled daughter of a wealthy Maryland family. She is courted by handsome Texas ranch owner Rock Hudson and by dirt-poor ranch hand James Dean, but it is Hudson who wins out. When Dean strikes oil, he uses the leverage of his wealth to get even with Hudson, buying off all the surrounding land as he builds up his "black gold" empire. Many years pass: Hudson, possessed of the inbred prejudices common to many of his fellow Texans, virtually disowns his son Dennis Hopper when the boy marries Mexican Elsa Cardenas. Meanwhile, Hudson's daughter Carroll Baker becomes the semi-mistress of aging millionaire Dean, who uses this relationship as another revenge tactic against Hudson. When Dean insults Hopper's Mexican wife, Hopper slugs him, only to be beaten up by Dean's henchmen; dad Hudson, finally seeing the error of his ways, rushes to Hopper's defense, publicly humiliating Dean. In a climactic confrontation with a racist restaurant owner, Hudson proves to his proud wife Taylor that he has now shed himself of all prejudice towards his Mexican daughter-in-law and mixed-blood grandchildren. Nominated for ten Academy Awards, Giant earned but one statuette, for George Stevens' direction. This was James Dean's last film; his voice is dubbed in several scenes by his good friend, actor Nick Adams.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/05/2013
UPC: 0883929280353
Original Release: 1956
Rating: G
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Surround]
Language: English
Time: 3:21:00
Sales rank: 5,274

Special Features

Closed Caption; Disc One: Giant; Introduction by George Stevens, Jr.; Commentary by George Stevens, Jr., Ivan Moffat and Stephen Farber; Documentary George Stevens: Filmmakers who Knew Him; ; Disc Two: Special Features; 2 documentary looks at the movie's legacy: Memories of Giant and Return to Giant; New York premiere TV special; Behind the cameras segments; Extensive production notes; Director filmography; Hollywood premiere featurette; Original/reissue theatrical trailers; Stills and documents galleries; Awards notes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Elizabeth Taylor Leslie Benedict,Sir David Karfey
Rock Hudson Bick Benedict
James Dean Jett Rink
Mercedes McCambridge Luz Benedict
Carroll Baker Luz Benedict II,Governor
Jane Withers Vashti Snythe
Chill Wills Uncle Bawley
Sal Mineo Angel Obregon II
Dennis Hopper Jordan Benedict III
Judith Evelyn Mrs. Horace Lynnton
Paul Fix Dr. Horace Lynnton
Earl Holliman Bob Dace
Fran Bennett Judy,Dr. Borneholm
Robert Nichols Pinky Snythe
Alexander Scourby Old Polo
Charles Watts Whiteside
Carolyn Craig Lacey Lynnton
Monte Hale Bale Clinch,Bartender
Mary Ann Edwards Adarene Clinch
Sheb Wooley Gabe Target
Victor Millan Angel Obregon I
Mickey Simpson Sarge
Pilar del Rey Mrs. Obregon
Maurice Jara Dr. Guerra
Noreen Nash Lorna Lane
Napoleon Whiting Swazey
Tina Menard Lupe
Ray Whitley Watts
Felipe Turich Gomez
Francisco Villalobos Mexican Priest
Ana Maria Majalca Petra
Guy Teague Harper
Natividad Vacio Eusebio
Max Terhune Dr. Walker
Barbara Barrie Mary Lou Decker
George Dunn Verne Decker
Slim Talbot Clay Hodgins
Tex Driscoll Clay Hodgins Sr.
Juney Ellis Essie Lou Hodgins
Charles Meredith Minister
Rush Williams Waiter
Tom Monroe Guard
Mark Hamilton Guard
John Wiley Assistant Manager
Ina Poindexter Young Woman
Carl Moore Toastmaster
Ella Ethridge General's Wife
Paul Kruger General
Ethel Greenwood Governor's Wife
Fernando Alvarado Busboy
Tony Morella Busboy
Julian Rivero Old Man
Maxine Gates Mrs. Sarge
Steven Kay Jordan (age 4)
Christine Werner Luz as an Infant
John Garcia Angel as an Infant
David Jiminez Angel (age 5)
Wanda Lee Thompson Judy II (age 2)
Ramon Ramirez Jordy IV (age 2)
Elsa Cárdenas Juana Guerra Benedict
Perfideo Aguilar Jordan Benedict IV - As an Infant
Elsa Aguirre Minor Role
Richard Bishop Actor
Dimitri Tiomkin Conductor,Composer

Technical Credits
George Stevens Director,Producer
Fred Guiol Screenwriter
Ivan Moffat Screenwriter
Henry Ginsberg Producer
Edna Ferber Screenwriter
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