The Big Country
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In The Big Country Gregory Peck plays a seafaring man who heads west to marry Carroll Baker, the daughter of rancher Charles Bickford. Bickford is currently embroiled in a water-rights feud with covetous Burl Ives, so both he and his daughter are hoping that Peck can take care of himself. But Peck, who doesn't belief in fisticuffs, appears to be a coward, especially when challenged by Bickford's cocksure foreman Charlton Heston. The far-from-cowardly Peck decides to distance himself from the machismo overload at the Bickford spread, settling for a romance with headstrong schoolmarm… More
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"Burl Ives won the Supporting Actor Oscar for playing a patriarch in William Wyler's sprawling, overlong Western, though the award also might have been given to him for similar part in Cat on Hot Tin Roof."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"As Charlton Heston explained ..., 'it's connected with the American ethos - America was made for Westerns.'"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"Overblown western meant to debunk the western myth."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Wide open-spaced mega western, full of stars, color, and a great Jerome Moross score."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
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