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Basic Info Rusty's rating: 81
Notable as: WesternGenre: Western, Romance Film, Epic Western, DramaRuntime: 163 - 167 minutesLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesFilming location: CaliforniaDirector: William Wyler, John WatersScreenwriter: James R. Webb, Sy Bartlett, Jessamyn WestMusic: Jerome MorossCinematography: Franz PlanerStars: Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Charlton Heston, Carroll Baker, Burl Ives, Charles Bickford, Chuck Connors, Roddy McDowall Producer: Gregory Peck, William WylerAwards won: Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Burl Ives)Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Original Dramatic or Comedy Score (Jerome Moross)Award details: (details at IMDb)
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The Big Country is a 1958 American Western film directed by William Wyler. It stars Gregory Peck, who also co-produced the film with Wyler, plus Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston, Burl Ives, Charles Bickford, and Chuck Connors. It was based on the serialized magazine novel Ambush at Blanco Canyon by Donald Hamilton. The opening title sequence was created by Saul Bass. Ives won the Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor as well as the Golden Globe Award. The film was also nominated for an Academy Award for the musical score by Jerome Moross.


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