Giant 1956

Wealthy Texas rancher Bick Benedict (Rock Hudson) shakes things up at home when he returns from a trip to the East Coast with a love interest, the refined Leslie Lynnton (Elizabeth Taylor). Bick and Leslie get married, but she clashes with his sister, Luz (Mercedes McCambridge), and wins the admiration of the ambitious young Jett Rink (James Dean). Bick and Jett form a tense rivalry that continues to  surface as the years pass and fortunes change in this sweeping drama.
Release date: November 24, 1956 (USA)
Director: George Stevens
Awards: Academy Award for Best Director, More
Producers: George Stevens, Henry Ginsberg
Screenplay: Ivan Moffat, Fred Guiol