The Big Country

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Year:
1958
Running time:
165 minutes
Studio:
MGM
Territory:
Worldwide
Directed by:
William Wyler
Starring:
Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston, Burl Ives, Charles Bickford, Alfonso Bedoya, Chuck Connors, Chuck Hayward, Buff Brady, Jim Burk, Dorothy Adams, Chuck Roberson, Bob Morgan, John McKee, Jay Slim Talbot, Dick Alexander, Harry Cheshire, Donald Kerr, Carey Paul Peck, Jonathan Peck, Stephen Peck, Ralph Sanford.
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Description

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.

Genre

Western