Actors: Gregory Peck, Charlton Heston, Jean Simmons, Charles Bickford, Burl Ives, Carroll Baker
|Plot Summary of The Big Country|
This western is an exciting epic that holds you on the edge of your seat, right to its end! A William Wyler directed movie with a superb cast of characters, its story takes place on the beautiful expanse of the western "Big Country". Gregory Peck arrives on the scene from the Navy, in pursuit of his love, the daughter of the biggest ranch, and the biggest ego to go with it. He is unaware of the continual war taking place between her father and family rivals who continually battle out their use of the water for their livestock.
Peck's rival, a cowboy who was on the scene before him and who loves his woman, continues to make him prove his honor by insulting him. Events gradually heat up to the point where shoot-outs and bullets fly. Honor is not restored, until the end when Peck finally takes on the "big country" and a new love. Lots of cowboy shoot outs and excitement make this epic a western never to be forgotten!
This synopsis report prepared by Beth Schnell
THE BIG COUNTRY is a 1958 movie directed by multiple awards winner William Wyler. Gregory Peck arrives from the east in order to marry the daughter of one of the biggest ranchers of "the big country". His civilized manners will soon hurt the feelings of the local cowboys who prefer to shoot than to argue.
An epic western in superb landscapes. A movie to rediscover.
This synopsis report prepared by Daniel Staebler
|Script Analysis of The Big Country|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Actual chase scenes or violence - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
Time/Era of Movie:
Kind of western:
- cattle rustling
- hunting down outlaws
- navy soldier
- not employed but independently wealthy
- White (American)
- lots of descript of animal care
Small town people:
- not very bright people
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately messy visuals of dead
- gory visuals of deaths
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
Kind of violence:
- hand to hand
Unusual forms of death
If this is a kid's movie...
- Ages 10-15
Is this movie based on a
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