Giant (1956)

Sometimes any man can be a giant . . .

  • Genre: Drama, Western
  • Release Date: 1956-11-08
  • User Rating: 7.6/10 from 671 ratings
  • Runtime: 3h 21min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: George Stevens
star 7.6/10
From 671 Ratings


Wealthy rancher Bick Benedict and dirt-poor cowboy Jett Rink both woo Leslie Lynnton, a beautiful young woman from Maryland who is new to Texas. She marries Benedict, but she is shocked by the racial bigotry of the White Texans against the local people of Mexican descent. Rink discovers oil on a small plot of land, and while he uses his vast, new wealth to buy all the land surrounding the Benedict ranch, the Benedict's disagreement over prejudice fuels conflict that runs across generations.

Giant Trailer

Is Giant on Netflix?

Is Giant on Netflix? Unfortunately the movie Giant is not yet available on Netflix. Follow us on Facebook to see when Giant becomes available on Netflix!

  • Elizabeth Taylor

    as Leslie Lynnton Benedict
  • Rock Hudson

    as Jordan "Bick" Benedict Jr.
  • James Dean

    as Jett Rink
  • Carroll Baker

    as Luz Benedict II
  • Jane Withers

    as Vashti Synthe
  • Chill Wills

    as Uncle Bawley
  • Mercedes McCambridge

    as Luz Benedict
  • Dennis Hopper

    as Jordan "Jordy" Benedict III
  • Sal Mineo

    as Angel Obregón II
  • Rod Taylor

    as Sir David Karfrey
  • Judith Evelyn

    as Mrs. Nancy Lynnton
  • Earl Holliman

    as 'Bob' Dace
  • Robert Nichols

    as Mort 'Pinky' Snythe
  • Paul Fix

    as Dr. Horace Lynnton
  • Alexander Scourby

    as Old Polo
  • Charles Watts

    as Judge Oliver Whiteside
  • Elsa Cárdenas

    as Juana Guerra Benedict
  • Carolyn Craig

    as Lacey Lynnton
  • Monte Hale

    as Bale Clinch
  • Sheb Wooley

    as Gabe Target
  • Mary Ann Edwards

    as Adarene Clinch
  • Victor Millan

    as Angel Obregón Sr.
  • Mickey Simpson

    as Sarge
  • Pilar Del Rey

    as Mrs. Obregón
  • Maurice Jara

    as Dr. Guerra
  • Noreen Nash

    as Lona Lane
  • Ray Whitley

    as Watts
  • Napoleon Whiting

    as Jefferson Swazey
  • Fran Bennett

    as Judy Benedict
  • Elsa Aguirre

    as Minor Role
  • Barbara Barrie

    as Mary Lou Decker
  • Bert Stevens

    as Wedding Guest
  • Bess Flowers

    as Guest at Jeff Rink's Banquet
  • Harold Miller

    as Wedding Guest
  • Claudia Bryar

    as Older Beauty Operator
  • Marion Gray

    as Guest at Jett Rink's Banquet
  • Dana Dillaway

    as Judy Benedict - Age 4
  • Highland Dale

    as War Winds the Horse (uncredited)
  • Tom Ferrandini

    as Governor's Ball Guest (uncredited)
  • Charles Fogel

    as Governor's Ball Guest (uncredited)
  • Rudy Germane

    as Security Guard (uncredited)
  • Dick Gordon

    as Governor's Ball Guest (uncredited)
  • Herschel Graham

    as Guest (uncredited)
  • Sam Harris

    as Governor's Ball Guest (uncredited)
Directing George Stevens Director
Writing Edna Ferber Novel
Writing Fred Guiol Screenplay
Writing Ivan Moffat Screenplay
Production Henry Ginsberg Producer
Camera William C. Mellor Director of Photography
Editing William Hornbeck Editor
Art Boris Leven Production Design
Art Ralph S. Hurst Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Marjorie Best Costume Design
Sound Earl Crain Sr. Sound Designer
Production George Stevens Producer
Lighting Richard L. Wilson Gaffer
Crew Whitey Hughes Stunts
Crew Troy Melton Stunts
Crew Paul Baxley Stunts
Crew Paul Stader Stunt Coordinator
Crew Bill Hale Stunts
Crew Pete Dunn Stunts
Crew Robert Hinkle Stunts
Crew Ron Burke Stunts
Crew Slim Talbot Stunts
Crew Eli Bo Jack Blackfeather Stunts
Crew Ted White Stunts
Crew Guy Teague Stunts
Crew Charles Willcox Stunts
Crew Ralph Webb Special Effects
Visual Effects Jack Cosgrove Visual Effects
Directing Dick Moder First Assistant Director
Directing Joseph E. Rickards Assistant Director
Directing Fred Guiol Second Unit Director
Costume & Make-Up Gordon Bau Makeup Supervisor
Production Hoyt Bowers Casting
Costume & Make-Up Moss Mabry Costume Designer
Directing Sam Freedle Script Supervisor
Sound Dimitri Tiomkin Original Music Composer