The Big Country

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  • Drama, Romance, Western , produced in 1958 USA
  • Actors: Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons
  • Directed by: William Wyler
  • Rating: 7.8 out of 10
  • Plot Summary: Wyler's powerful Western covers a lot of territory with Gregory Peck a fish out of water as a sea captain who travels west to marry and settle, but finds himself in the middle of a bitter dispute over water rights and a jealous clash with the ranch foreman (Charlton Heston). He also discovers his fiancee isn't who he imagined and finds true romance with the local schoolmistress (Jean Simmons). Folk singer Burl Ives surprised audiences with his performance which garnered him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar.
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