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The Big Country (1-Oct-1958)

Director: William Wyler

Writers: Sy Bartlett; James R. Webb; Jessamyn West; Robert Wilder; Robert Wyler

From short story: Ambush at Blanco Canyon by Donald Hamilton

Keywords: Western, Feud

Sea captain James McKay arrives in Texas from the East Coast to marry the daughter of a rancher; he finds himself in the middle of a feud between the Terrill and the Hannasseys, neither of which represent themselves well. Expansive western, one of the best. Burl Ives won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor; the film also received a nomination for Best Dramatic Score.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Carroll Baker
Actor
28-May-1931   Baby Doll
Alfonso Bedoya
Actor
16-Apr-1904 15-Dec-1957 Doesn't need no stinking badges
Charles Bickford
Actor
1-Jan-1891 9-Nov-1967 The Song of Bernadette
Chuck Connors
Actor
10-Apr-1921 10-Nov-1992 The Rifleman
Charlton Heston
Actor
4-Oct-1923 5-Apr-2008 The Ten Commandments
Burl Ives
Singer
14-Jun-1909 14-Apr-1995 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Gregory Peck
Actor
5-Apr-1916 12-Jun-2003 To Kill A Mockingbird
Jean Simmons
Actor
31-Jan-1929 22-Jan-2010 Guys and Dolls

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