Capital Celluloid 2020 – Day 39: Sat Feb 8

The Sea of Grass (Kazan, 1947): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 3.45pm

This 35mm presentation, which is also being shown on February 10th (link here), is part of the Elia Kazan season at BFI Southbank. Full details here.

BFI introduction:
An atypical film for both director and stars – a St Louis woman (Hepburn) travels to New Mexico to marry a rancher (Tracy) regarded locally as a tyrant – this western nevertheless became the highest-grossing of all MGM’s Hepburn-Tracy movies. Though Kazan regretted having to film in the studio rather than on the Great Plains, the performances are dependably fine.

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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