The Big Country
|Release Date:||Oct 1958|
|Genres||Drama / Romance / Western|
|Cast:||Gregory Peck(James McKay), Jean Simmons(Julie Maragon), Carroll Baker(Patricia Terrill), Charlton Heston(Steve Leech), Burl Ives(Rufus Hannassey), Charles Bickford(Maj. Henry Terrill), Alfonso Bedoya(Ramón Guiteras), Chuck Connors(Buck Hannassey), Chuck Hayward(Rafe Hannassey), Buff Brady(Dude Hannassey), Jim Burk(Blackie / Cracker Hannassey), Dorothy Adams(Hannassey Woman), Chuck Roberson(Terrill Cowboy), Bob Morgan(Terrill Cowboy), John McKee(Terrill Cowboy), Slim Talbot(Terrill Cowboy (as Jay Slim Talbot)), Richard Alexander(Party Guest - Oceans (uncredited)), Harry Cheshire(Party Guest (uncredited)), Jay W. Jensen(Cowboy (uncredited)), Donald Kerr(Liveryman (uncredited)), Roddy McDowall(Hannassey watchman (uncredited)), Carey Paul Peck(Boy (uncredited)), Jonathan Peck(Boy (uncredited)), Stephen Peck(Boy (uncredited)), Ralph Sanford(Party Guest (uncredited)),|
Retired, wealthy sea Captain Jame McKay arrives in the vast expanse of the West to marry fiancĂ©e 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.