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The Big Country (1958)

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Starring (View all)
Gregory Peck Gregory Peck
James McKay
Jean Simmons Jean Simmons
Julie Maragon
Carroll Baker Carroll Baker
Patricia Terrill
Charlton Heston Charlton Heston
Steve Leech
Burl Ives Burl Ives
Rufus Hannassey
Charles Bickford Charles Bickford
Maj. Henry Terrill
Alfonso Bedoya Alfonso Bedoya
Ramón Gutierrez
Chuck Connors Chuck Connors
Buck Hannassey


Written by
James R. Webb James R. Webb
(screenplay)
Sy Bartlett Sy Bartlett
(screenplay)


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Description: This bold, epic western from director William Wyler stars Gregory Peck as a ship’s captain who ventures west to marry his fiancée (Carroll Baker), only to discover that his new town is a hotbed of jealousy, hatred, and dangerous rivalries. As the reluctant hero is thrust into the maelstrom, he must summon all of his resolve to save not only his own life, but also the life of the woman he loves. A captivating work of American mythmaking as expansive as its wide-open landscapes, THE BIG COUNTRY features a superlative supporting cast that includes Jean Simmons, Charlton Heston, and Burl Ives, who won an Oscar for his memorably v ... (more)
Release date: 25 December 1958
UPC: 027616859013
Tags: Western (8), Drama (4), Action (4), 1958 (3), Romance (2), 1950s (2), Duel (2), Epic (1), Horses (1), HQ (1), 50's (1), Great Cast (1), 501 Must-See (1)
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