Giant (1956, Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson)

Poster for the movie "Giant"
G 201 min - Action, Drama, Western - 10 October 1956
Our rating:

Sprawling epic Giant, based on the novel by Edna Ferber, is about a Texas family involved in cattle ranching. The film is rendered with style and fine acting by a good cast.

Rock Hudson and James Dean are excellent as two opposing men in love with the beautiful Elizabeth Taylor. Director George Stevens expertly develops a feeling for the period and the lives of the characters who achieved success from the land. There's fine supporting work, too, from Baker, Sal Mineo, Mercedes McCambridge, Chill Wills, Dennis Hop- per, and Rod Taylor. This was Dean's last picture.

Academy Award: Stevens, best director. Nominations: best picture; Dean and Hudson, best actor; McCambridge, best supporting actress; Fred Guiol and Ivan Moffat, best adapted screenplay


Director:  George Stevens
Producer:  Henry Ginsberg, George Stevens
Director of Photography:  William C. Mellor

Production Details

Production Companies:  Warner Bros.

Release Date:  10 October 1956

Running Time:  3 h 21 min

Genres: Action, Drama, Western

Language:  English, Spanish

Tagline: The legendary epic that's as big as Texas.

Budget and Box Office takings where known

Budget:  $5,400,000
Revenue:  $35,000,000