|The Big Country 1958 N/R, 166 min.|
Genre: Western / Drama / Romance
Director: William Wyler
Cast: Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston, Burl Ives, Charles Bickford, Chuck Connors, Alfonso Bedoya, Chuck Hayward, Dorothy Adams, Buff Brady, Jim Burk, Chuck Roberson, Bob Morgan, John McKee
James McKay (Gregory Peck) is a sea captain from the East who heads to the West and finds himself involved in the feud of his fiancee Pat's (Carroll Baker) family. Pat's father, Major Henry Terrill (Charles Bickford), is in the middle of a power struggle with his neighbor Rufus Hannassey (Burl Ives) over water rights. In the midst of the feuding, James and Pat grow apart, and James falls in love with schoolmarm Julie Maragon (Jean Simmons). By story's end, the Major and Hannassey have shot and killed each other, Julie and James are together on her ranch, and Pat and her ranch foreman (Charlton Heston) are living happily ever after. Burl Ives won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
|1. The Big Country (1958)|
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