Lone Star


During the 1845 battle for Texas' independence, a cattle baron Clark Gable spars with an evil senator Broderick Crawford over the state's future and for the affections of newpaperwoman Ava Gardner.
Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (13) from $13.35   
  • New (11) from $13.35   
  • Used (2) from $26.06   
Note: This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. This disc is expected to play back in DVD Video "play only" devices and may not play back in other DVD devices including recorders and PC drives.


During the 1845 battle for Texas' independence, a cattle baron Clark Gable spars with an evil senator Broderick Crawford over the state's future and for the affections of newpaperwoman Ava Gardner.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
There's plenty of dust being driven sky high, and horses running to and fro, and nefarious backstage political shenanigans and more big sky Texas settings than you can shake a stick at in Lone Star. Yet somehow, no matter how much or how hard you shake that stick, you can't get Star to come to life. It's a big picture with a big story, but it never becomes the epic-cum-romance that it wants to be; instead, the film just lies there like an exhausted horse in the hot Texas sun. Certainly the script is to blame, as it is filled with clich├ęd situations and trite dialogue. The characters are thin and predictable, and the dialogue is hokey. A real firebrand of a director might have whipped it into something that was entertaining if empty headed, but Vincent Sherman's work here is perfunctory. Yes, he gets the shots lined up right and everything is where it should be, but there's no spark to it and precious little imagination. Someone with a firm hand and a distinctive touch was needed, and Sherman couldn't supply it. The cast is certainly loaded with talent, but the mighty Clark Gable doesn't have his heart into it, and he's the one who really has to hold it together. Ava Gardner looks luscious but her performance is uninspired and Broderick Crawford plays his part without any surprises. Lionel Barrymore provides some tasty ham as Andrew Jackson, but it's not enough.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/9/2011
  • UPC: 883316351697
  • Original Release: 1951
  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Presentation: Remastered
  • Time: 1:34:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 33,963

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Clark Gable Devereaux Burke
Ava Gardner Martha Ronda
Broderick Crawford Thomas Craden
Lionel Barrymore Andrew Jackson
Beulah Bondi Minniver Bryan
Ed Begley Sr. Sen. Anthony Demmett
James Burke Luther Kilgore
William Farnum Sen. Tom Crockett
Lowell Gilmore Capt. Elliott
Moroni Olsen Sam Houston
Russell Simpson Sen. Maynard Cole
William Conrad Mirette
Ralph Reed Bud Yoakum
Ric Roman Gurau
Victor Sutherland President Anson Jones
Jonathan Cott Ben McCulloch
Charles Cane Mayhew
Nacho Galindo Vincente
Trevor Bardette Sid Yoakum
Harry Woods Dellman
Emmett Lynn Josh
Stanley Andrews
Rex Bell
Chief Yowlachie Indian Chief
Davison Clark Senator
Roy Gordon
William E. Green Mea
George Hamilton Noah
Earl Hodgins Windy Barton
Rex Lease
Tony Roux Chico
Warren MacGregor Rancher
Technical Credits
Vincent Sherman Director
David Buttolph Score Composer
Borden Chase Screenwriter
Howard Estabrook Screenwriter
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Z. Wayne Griffin Producer
Hans Peters Art Director
Harold Hal Rosson Cinematographer
Gile Steele Costumes/Costume Designer
Ferris Webster Editor
Read More Show Less


Disc #1 -- Lone Star
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously