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The Big Country
Gregory Peck and Jean Simmons




Overview -
Wyler's powerful Western covers a lot of territory with Gregory Peck a fish out of water as a sea captain who travels west to marry and settle, but finds himself in the middle of a bitter dispute over water rights and a jealous clash with the ranch foreman (Charlton Heston). He also discovers his fiancee isn't who he imagined and finds true romance with the local schoolmistress (Jean Simmons). Folk singer Burl Ives surprised audiences with his performance which garnered him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar.

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Overview

Wyler's powerful Western covers a lot of territory with Gregory Peck a fish out of water as a sea captain who travels west to marry and settle, but finds himself in the middle of a bitter dispute over water rights and a jealous clash with the ranch foreman (Charlton Heston). He also discovers his fiancee isn't who he imagined and finds true romance with the local schoolmistress (Jean Simmons). Folk singer Burl Ives surprised audiences with his performance which garnered him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar.

Awards:
1958 - Academy Awards - Best Supporting Actor Winner

Main Cast & Crew

William Wyler - Director
Gregory Peck
Jean Simmons
Carroll Baker
Charlton Heston
Burl Ives
Charles Bickford
Alfonso Bedoya
Chuck Connors
Chuck Hayward
Buff Brady

 

Details

Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Run Time: 166
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 883904243021
  • Genre: Western
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: March 2001

Related Categories:
Movies > Westerns

Related Keywords:
Rivalry
Romance
Recommended
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Synopsis:
Wyler's sprawling tale of the West, filled with feuds, vengeance and violent jealousy. In a dry, parched canyon located in the southwest, a rich rancher battles it out with a poor counterpart for water rights. Yet in fact, neither man has control of the precious liquid. It really belongs to Julie Maragon, and she generously allows them both to use it. But when a cultured Easterner arrives with plans to marry the wealthy rancher's daughter, his presence sparks a fresh round of anger and resentment.

Notes:
Shot in Technirama, a widescreen process.

Reviews:
"...Sprawling....Jerome Moross' musical score is widely regarded as one of the best ever..." - 03/30/2001 USA Today, p.4E

 

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