#72. Cimarron (1931)


RKO Radio Pictures

– Director: Wesley Ruggles

– Metascore: 70

– Runtime: 123 minutes


In “Cimarron,” a newspaper editor played by Richard Dix and his wife, played by Irene Dunne, join the land rush to the rough frontier of Oklahoma. It was the first movie to be nominated in every major Academy Award category, the first Western movie to win an Oscar, and the first Western movie to win for Best Picture. Not until 1990 did another Western, “Dances With Wolves,” win the Oscar for best picture.