One of Hollywood's greatest directors teams with a cast of incredible screen legends for this bold, sweeping tale of a ship's captain who ventures west to find a hotbed of jealousy, hatred and dangerous rivalries. As the reluctant hero is thrust into the maelstrom, he must summon all of his resolve to save not only his own life, but also the life of the woman he loves.
Dated - but a Classic of how the Wild West brought out the best and worst in men.
- The Big Country review by MT
Amazing cast of stars, if you liked Gregory Peck in "To Kill a Mockingbird" you'll enjoy this. Burl Ives is excelllent as the father constantly disappointed but trying to see the best in his son but also coping with the seething hatred and rivalries all around them.