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The Big Trail

  • Film

Time Out says

Walsh's epic Western has gone down in cinema history as the film that made bit-part actor Marion Morrison into leading man John Wayne (though it needed Ford's Stagecoach to revive his career a decade later). Originally made simultaneously in normal 35mm and a short-lived 70mm process called 'Grandeur', it has recently been restored to its spectacular wide-screen glory. The saga of a wagon trail, the film is more striking now for its wide shots - vast landscapes, wagons being hauled up impossibly steep cliffs - than for the knockabout humour of the character scenes.
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Release Details

  • Duration:157 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Raoul Walsh
  • Screenwriter:Jack Peabody, Marie Boyle, Florence Postal
  • Cast:
    • John Wayne
    • Marguerite Churchill
    • El Brendel
    • Tully Marshall
    • Ward Bond
    • Tyrone Power Sr
    • David Rollins
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