Legends of the Fall

TitleLegends of the Fall
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsZwick, Edward
Running Time133 minutes
Date Released12/1994
DistributorTriStar Pictures
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageenglish

World War I tears apart a family of brothers in this epic Western drama. Alfred, Tristan, and Samuel Ludlow live in the rustic Montana wilderness, guided by their father who was a veteran of the late 19th century Indian Wars. Samuel returns home with his fiancée Susanna, but he soon leaves to volunteer for the Canadian Expeditionary Force when World War I begins. His brothers also volunteer to protect Samuel, but their efforts fail. Alfred and Tristan's postwar lives, centered on their love for Susanna, reveal the conflict between modernity, urbanization, and capitalism and the wilderness, self-sufficiency, and communal bonds that shaped the first third of the 20th century in America.


Brad Pitt

Anthony Hopkins

Aidan Quinn

Julia Ormond

Henry Thomas


Produced by Marshall Herskovitz, William D. Wittliff, and Edward Zwick

Directed by Edward Zwick

Written by Susan Shiliday and William Wittliff

Music by James Horner

Cinematography by John Toll

Edited by Steven Rosenblum


Drama, Romance, War

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