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The Big Trail
- John Wayne

Overview - Pioneers heading for Oregon endure the hardships of weather, unfriendly strangers and internal strife in this sophisticated early sound film. Featuring John Wayne in his first starring role, this straightforward Western tale is now overshadowed by its place in history as an early example of Fox's widescreen Grandeur process, its naturalistic sound, and prototypical Wayne performance.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Pioneers heading for Oregon endure the hardships of weather, unfriendly strangers and internal strife in this sophisticated early sound film. Featuring John Wayne in his first starring role, this straightforward Western tale is now overshadowed by its place in history as an early example of Fox's widescreen Grandeur process, its naturalistic sound, and prototypical Wayne performance.

Cast List

Florence Postal - Screenwriter
Jack Peabody - Screenwriter
John Wayne - Oscar winning actor, TRUE GRIT, SANDS OF IWO JIMA
Marion Michael Morrison - Oscar winning actor, TRUE GRIT, SANDS OF IWO JIMA
Duke Morrison - Oscar winning actor, TRUE GRIT, SANDS OF IWO JIMA
Marguerite Churchill - American Actress
Marie Boyle - Screenwriter
Tully Marshall - American Character Actor
Ward Bond - American Character Actor
Helen Parrish - American Actress
Tyrone Power Sr. - Actor, JULIUS CAESAR/THE BIG TRAIL
Frederick Tyrone Edmond Power - Actor, JULIUS CAESAR/THE BIG TRAIL
Tyrone Power II - Actor, JULIUS CAESAR/THE BIG TRAIL
Tyrone Power the Younger - Actor, JULIUS CAESAR/THE BIG TRAIL
Raoul Walsh - Director/Screenwriter/Actor
Arthur Kay - Composer
Lucien Andriot - American Director of Photography\B-Films
David Rollins
El Brendel - American Comic Actor
Charles Stevens - Character Actor/30s-50s
Harold Miles - Art Director - Silents
Jack Dennis - Editor - Fire Over England
Arthur Edeson

 
Details
    Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-Ray/DVD Combo
  • Run Time: 125
  • Color Format: B&W
  • UPC: 024543811824
  • Genre: Westerns
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: August 2014

Related Categories:
Movies > Westerns

Related Keywords:
Adventure
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On-The-Road

 
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Notes:
Film debut for actor John Wayne. Additional cast: David Rollins(Dave Cameron), Russ Powell (Windy Hill), William V. Mong (Wellmore), Dodo Newton (Abigail), Jack Peabody (Bill Gillis), Marcia Harris (Mrs. Riggs), Marjorie Leet (Mary Riggs), Emslie Emerson (Sairey), Frank Rainboth (Ohio Man), Andy Shufford (Ohio Man's Son), Gertrude and Lucille Van Lent (Sister's from Missouri), and Alphonz Ethier (Marshall). Shot in a 70mm widescreen process called Fox Grandeur. Film reportedly cost $2 million to make.

Reviews:
"...It's a splendid entertainment....The film's look and feel seem way ahead of its time..." - 11/18/1985 Los Angeles Times, p.C2


"...It comes off as one of the better early talkies..." - 05/30/2003 USA Today, p.14D


"This is a wagon-train movie with Wayne's scout at the center....It's interesting to see his persona in this embryonic form....What's really compelling is the authenticity of the wagon train's journey." - 08/01/2008 Sight and Sound, p.89

 
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