#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Retired, wealthy sea Captain Jame McKay arrives in the vast expanse of the West to marry fiancée Pat Terrill. McKay is a man whose values and approach to life are a mystery to the ranchers and ranch foreman Steve Leech takes an immediate dislike to him. Pat is spoiled, selfish and controlled by her wealthy father, Major Henry Terrill. The Major is involved in a ruthless civil war, over watering rights for cattle, with a rough hewn clan led by Rufus Hannassey. The land in question is owned by Julie Maragon and both Terrill and Hannassey want it.
Plot: Retired wealthy sea captain Jim McKay arrives in the vast expanse of the West to marry fiancée Pat Terrill. McKay is a man whose values and approach to life are a mystery to the ranchers and ranch foreman Steve Leech takes an immediate dislike to him. Pat is spoiled, selfish and controlled by her wealthy father, Major Henry Terrill. The Major is involved in a ruthless civil war, over watering rights for cattle, with a rough hewn clan led by Rufus Hannassey. The land in question is owned by Julie Maragon and both Terrill and Hannassey want it.
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Big Fued, Big Romance, Big musical Score
The Big Country was passed over by the professional critics as being empty, ernest, and not enough sweep to be called a true epic. Well, I remember seeing The Big Country and was properly swept off my feet by the grand scale of the Big Country, the death feud between Burl Ives and Charles Bickford, the shaky and doomed romance between Gregory Peck and the spoiled Carroll Baker and the quiet understanding between Peck and the lovely Jean Simmons, but most of all, the thing that propelled me to see The Big Country over and over was the magnificant score by Jerome Moross. Sure, I could site many scores that have aided films to glory, Max Steiner for The Letter, Maurice Jarre for Lawrence of Arabia, Miklos Roza for an excellent score for a weak epic Land of the Pharaohs, and Hans Zimmer for an excellent score for a great epic Gladiator but I still say that for a western you can’t get any better than the magnificant score for The Big Country. The sweep and majesty and the quiet moments of Jerome Moross’s music sets the tone for this truly underated movie. United Artist released the music on LP and I wore mine out along with my neighbors complaints, I now own an excellent CD produced by SILVA SCREEN which I can’t wear out. All in all see The Big Country on your big screen in Widescreen and give yourself a real treat. Who needs Giant?
Enjoyable ranch-war Western with an outstanding Oscar-Nominated Musical Score…
When Jim McKay (Gregory Peck) stepped off the stagecoach in the open range of the West, Steve Leech (Charlton Heston) was already his excellent rival and adversary…
Steve – Major Terrill’s strong right arm – was in love with the beautiful Pat (Carroll Baker) daughter of his boss, who intends to marry the innocent handsome Captain…
Soon than expected, McKay discovered a bitter blood feud between the Terrills, owner of a huge ranch, and the Hannasseys, simple mountain men..
Extreme hatred united the two families, the two cattlemen Major Terrill (Charles Bickford) and Rufus Hannassey (Burl Ives).
Julie Maragon (Jean Simmons) was a strategic factor in the conflict… She was the key to supply water… Both, Terrill and Hannassey wanted her part of land to have their cattle watered, but she always said ‘no’ to either… Why not to say ‘yes’ now to Jim McKay! Julie was touched by his honesty, a quality she admired in a man…
Jim, a perfect gentleman – suffering humiliation since his arrival to the big country – grew to unlike Pat’s ideas and manners which were in a primitive set of values… He became aware of Julie as a sensitive woman, an understanding human being with great heart…
When Julie is kidnapped by the Hannassey, McKay goes to meet Rifus… He wins esteem and consideration from the old man but fails to refrain a hostile confrontation between the two selfish, inflexible old barons…
“The Big Country” is distinguished by its magnificent landscapes… The high, wide and impressive buggy ride spread out a lavish, sumptuous scale of the State of Texas as never has been carried to the silver screen..
The film is about land and its influence and power over people… A story that can occur everyday in every country, zone and family… The love, the hatred, the war for land, for power, for water rights… always for an asset!
Gregory Peck is outstanding as the calm anti-traditional hero, balancing a deed of bravery, strength and endurance…
Jean Simmons is a big leading lady at that time, big enough to the ‘Big Country.’
Carroll Baker, famous as the thumb-sucking child-wife in “Baby Doll,” is Charles Bickford’s willful daughter, acting according to his law and dictate…
Charlton Heston confirms a favorable impression by giving an excellent account as the grinning, menacing rival in love with the land and with McKay’s attractive fiancée…
Burl Ives – Winner of the Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor in the film – is impeccably cast as the gray-haired patriarch of a shameful, indecent, discourteous clan…
Charles Bickford (1891-1967) could play as easily the sincere man of virtue (“Duel in the Sun”) as the dishonest villain… His generous character and his stubborn face fitted him perfectly to such roles as the proud misguided patriarch led by false and mistaken ideas in the range against Burl Ives…
Chuck Connors (1921-92) is always remembered for his success on T.V. notably in “The Rifleman” series (58-63). Here he plays the heavy coward, the rude and vulgar, the hypocrite impolite noisy disorderly son…
Directed by William Wyler, “The Big Country” is a spectacular Western featuring a brilliant cast at top shape…
If you like big action, big fights, big love, don’t miss it!
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 46 min (166 min)
Genre Romance, Western
Director William Wyler
Writer James R. Webb (screenplay), Sy Bartlett (screenplay), Robert Wilder (screenplay), Jessamyn West (adaptation), Robert Wyler (adaptation), Donald Hamilton (novel)
Actors Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston
Awards Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations.
Production Company United Artists
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1 (35 mm prints), 2.25 : 1 (negative ratio)
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (horizontal) (Eastman 25T 5248)
Cinematographic Process Technirama (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Technicolor Dye Transfer prints), 35 mm