WriterLillian Bos Ross, Marc Norman Music directorMichael Franks, Fred Karlin AwardsDavid di Donatello European David Award CastGene Hackman (Zandy Allen), Liv Ullmann (Hanna Lund), Eileen Heckart (Ma Allan), Susan Tyrrell (Marai Cordova), Harry Dean Stanton (Songer), Joe Santos (Frank Gallo) Similar moviesFurious 7, John Wick, Taken 3, The Equalizer, Run All Night, Riddick
TaglineThey would be married first...and they would fall in love last.
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.
Zandy s bride original theatrical trailer
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 disappointed 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 run his ranch and provide future sons. However, the more time he spends with Hannah, the less he comes to treat her as a possession that he has bought, in no small part because of her insistence that she be treated with respect.
Gene Hackman as Zandy Allan
Liv Ullmann as Hannah Lund
Eileen Heckart as Ma Allan
Susan Tyrrell as Maria Cordova
Harry Dean Stanton as Songer
Joe Santos as Frank Gallo
Frank Cady as Pa Allan
Sam Bottoms as Mel Allan
Bob Simpson as Bill Pincus
Vivian Gordon as Street girl
Fabian Gregory Cordova as Indian boy
Director Jan Troell recounted, "The first problem with me on Zandy's Bride was that I wasn't allowed to operate the camera [because of U.S. union rules]. That makes a lot of difference to me because I feel very awkward sitting beside the camera. Otherwise, I thought it was a very useful experience."