The Big Trail

Film, Action and adventure

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 Originally made simultaneously in normal 35mm and a short-lived 70mm process called 'Grandeur', it has recently been restored to its spectacular wide-screen glory.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.

Details

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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