The Big Country

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Retiring to the American West to marry his fiancée, Patricia Terrill (Carroll Baker), Captain James McKay (Gregory Peck) enters a land-and-water feud between his future father-in-law, Major Terrill (Charles Bickford), and the rough and lawless Hannassey family, led by Rufus (Burl Ives). McKay prefers peace between himself and the Hannasseys, who repeatedly attempt to provoke violence. But his steadfast demeanor only angers his fiancé and Major Terrill, who won't settle for truces.

Release details

Release date:
Wednesday October 1 1958
165 mins

Cast and crew

William Wyler
James R Webb, Sy Bartlett, Robert Wilder
Gregory Peck
Burl Ives
Jean Simmons
Charlton Heston
Carroll Baker
Charles Bickford
Chuck Connors