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In Hoyt City, a statue of founder Ethan Hoyt is dedicated, and 100 year old Hannah Sempler Hoyt (who lives in the last residence among skyscrapers) is at last persuaded to tell her story to a 'girl biographer'. Flashback: in 1848, teenage Hannah meets and flirts with pioneer Ethan; on a sudden impulse, they elope. We follow their struggle to found a city in the wilderness, hampered by the Gold Rush, star-crossed love, peril, and heartbreak. The star "ages" 80 years.

  1. William A. Wellman


  2. W.L. River


  3. Seena Owen


  4. ViƱa Delmar


  5. Adela Rogers St. Johns


Top Billed Cast

  1. Barbara Stanwyck

    Barbara Stanwyck

    Hannah Sempler Hoyt

  2. Joel McCrea

    Joel McCrea

    Mr. Sempler

  3. Brian Donlevy

    Brian Donlevy

    Steely Edwards

  4. K. T. Stevens

    K. T. Stevens

    Girl Biographer

  5. Thurston Hall

    Thurston Hall

    Mr. Sempler

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The Great Man's Lady


Status Released

Release Information

  • April 29, 1942


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 30m

Budget -

Revenue -



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