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The Young Land Details

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Although it revolves around a crucial issue in the history of California, this subpar drama misses its targets somehow. The time is 1848 in California when an American justice system has to try Californians who are either Mexican in culture and speech and heritage, or not. Hatfield Carnes ([[Performer~P94825~Dennis Hopper~dennishopper]]) is a sorry example of the "not" side of the equation, and he is on trial for murdering a Mexican. The Mexican-Americans who back California's U.S. government are anxious to see if American justice is racially and ethnically blind. In the meantime, there is a romance or two to divert attention as Hatfield's accusers get ready for the trial. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

  • Release date:May 1, 1959

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ned Washington Best Song 1959 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Dimitri Tiomkin Best Song 1959 Nominee

Cast

Patrick Wayne
as Jim Ellison
Yvonne Craig
as Elena de la Madrid
Dennis Hopper
as Hatfield Carnes
Dan O'Herlihy
as Judge Isham
Cliff Ketchum
as Ben Stroud
Ken Curtis
as Lee Hearn
Miguel Camacho
as Miguel
Edward Jaurequi
as Drifter
Cliff Lyons
as Jury Foreman

Crew

Ted Tetzlaff
Director
Winton Hoch
Cinematographer
Henry Sharp
Cinematographer
Dimitri Tiomkin
Composer (Music Score)
Dimitri Tiomkin
Musical Direction/Supervision
Dimitri Tiomkin
Songwriter
Jack Sparks
Songwriter
Ned Washington
Songwriter
Tom McAdoo
Editor
Jack Okey
Art Director
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