The Sea of Grass (1947)

Director
Elia Kazan

Main cast
Spencer Tracy; Katharine Hepburn; Robert Walker; Melvyn Douglas; Phyllis Thaxter

Genres
Drama, Action, Western

Description
Elia Kazan directs Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn in an epic western melodrama.


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