At 131 minutes, this sprawling western was long on talk and short on action. Tracy, a tough cattle baron who owns a huge tract in the New Mexico Territory known as "The Sea of Grass," resents the intrusion of hundreds of homesteaders but loses a court case to keep them off the land. He
is married to Hepburn, a sweet St. Louis woman who has borne him a lovely daughter (played at various ages by Smith, Nugent, Gowland, and Thaxter). Obsessed with keeping the homesteaders out of his gray hair, Tracy eventually becomes more and more ruthless. When Tracy's actions become illegal,
Hepburn leaves him and goes to Denver. There she meets Douglas, an attorney who sided with ...