Epic western about the Cravat family settling the Oklahoma prairie. Yancy Cravat is a newspaperman and lawyer who helps found the town of Osage. An adventurer, he finds town-life stifling and seeks his thrills even further into the frontier. His wife ends up becoming a town leader when his absences leave her no other choice.
Realistic drama of life in the rural South in the mid-twentieth century. A family of tenant farmers struggles against poverty, illness, and nature.