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The Big Country
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The Big Country 1958

From Amazon: William Wyler directed this epic Western, about the clash of East and West, intellect and action. Gregory Peck stars as a sea captain who moves way out West to marry Carroll Baker and become part of the ranch owned by her father (Charles Bickford). But he discovers that daddy's top hand (Charlton Heston) carries a torch for Baker and doesn't particularly like Peck stepping into his place. Peck also finds himself caught in the midst of a power struggle between Bickford and his surly neighbor, Burl Ives (and his reprehensibly bullying son, Chuck Connors). This long, sprawling tale works because its characters are played by movie stars who know...

Directed By:
No image existsWilliam Wyler
Gregory PeckGregory Peck
No image existsJean Simmons
No image existsCarroll Baker
No image existsCharlton Heston

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The Big Country Movie Review by Movie Addict (11/15/2010)

The Academy Film Archive, part of a foundation created by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, was established in 1991 and "dedicated to the preservation, restoration, documentation, exhibition and study of motion pictures." This is one of the films they recently restored. It took three years to do the...

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The Big Country Movie Review by Douglas (2/6/2007)

Outstandng performances all around. Burl Ives received an Oscar for his performance and it was well deserved. Great scenery, excellent storyline. One of those movies that makes Westerns so enjoyable.

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