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The Big Country

1958-09-30 | Drama / Western
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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.
Director: William Wyler
Stars: Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons

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3 wins 8 nominations
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    Best Actor in a Supporting Role

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    Best Supporting Actor

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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..
The Big Country won 1959 Academy Awards, USA, 1959 Golden Globes, USA, 1959 Kinema Junpo Awards.
The full version of The Big Country is provided by Amazon Prime Video , Amazon Video , YouTube , Google Play Movies , FandangoNOW , Vudu
The genre of The Big Country is Drama,Western,Romance.
The runtime of The Big Country is 165 minutes.
On June 11, 2021, there were 5194 public reaction to The Big Country including female lead cast, more rewarding, build a scene, underrated actor, honorable character.
The release date of The Big Country is September 30, 1958.
The casts of The Big Country are Gregory Peck starring as James McKay, Jean Simmons starring as Julie Maragon, Carroll Baker starring as Patricia Terrill, Charlton Heston starring as Steve Leech, Burl Ives starring as Rufus Hannassey, Charles Bickford starring as Major Henry Terrill.
On June 11, 2021, the IMDB rating of The Big Country is 7.9/10, Rotten Tomato rating is 100/100, Metacritic rating is 0/100, TMDB rating is 7.0/10.
The revenue of The Big Country was 3,500,000 USD.