The Big country (S)

United States, 1958

Film
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The Big country is a western epic that has it all: a classic story, an all-star cast and the impeccable direction of Academy Award winning veteran, William Wyler. Gregory Peck stars as a sea captain who trades the expanse of the oceans for the open range of the West and grows to regret his choice. Charlton Heston is the menacing ranch foreman who loves the land and has a keen eye on McKay’s fiancee (Carroll Baker). The superlative cast is rounded out by Burl Ives in an Oscar winning role, Jean Simmons, Charles Bickford and Chuck Connors.

Credits

director

William Wyler

co-producer

Gregory Peck

William Wyler

production company

United Artists Corporation

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Language

English

Duration

02:38:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

39320

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Academy awards (Motion pictures)

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

History → History

Westerns

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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