Zandy's Bride

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Zandy's Bride
Zandy's Bride FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Jan Troell
Produced by Harvey Matofsky (producer)
Written by Lillian Bos Ross (novel The Stranger)
Marc Norman (writer)
Starring Gene Hackman
Music by Michael Franks
Fred Karlin
Cinematography Jordan Cronenweth
Frank M. Holgate
Edited by Gordon Scott
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Running time 116 minutes
Country USA
Language English

Zandy's Bride is a 1974 American film directed by Jan Troell. It stars Gene Hackman and Liv Ullmann.

The film is also known as For Better, for Worse in the USA (TV title). It was filmed on location near Big Sur, California.

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Zandy Allan is a hard-working cattle rancher in a remote part of the American West who needs a hired hand more than he needs a wife. He sends away for a mail-order bride, a Swedish woman who lives near Minneapolis.

Expecting a woman in her 20s, Zandy is surprised when Hannah Lund turns out to be 32. He is not interested in love, only in work, although this does not keep him from misbehaving around a local woman named Maria. Hannah is here, in his mind, strictly to help Zandy and his family run the ranch.

Zandy is unaccustomed to the ways of the world and clearly a fish out of water during a visit to San Francisco. The more time he spends with Hannah, meanwhile, the less he comes to treat her as a mere possession that he has bought.

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