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The Big Country

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Original title
The Big Country
Running time
159 min.
United States United States
James R. Webb, Sy Bartlett, Robert Wilder, Jessamyn West, Robert Wyler (Novel: Donald Hamilton)
Jerome Moross
Franz Planer
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United Artists
Western. Romance
Movie Groups
Donald Hamilton Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
In a dry, parched canyon located in the southwest, a rich rancher battles it out with a poor counterpart for water rights. Yet in fact, neither man has control of the precious liquid. It really belongs to Julie Maragon, and she generously allows them both to use it. But when a cultured Easterner arrives with plans to marry the wealthy rancher's daughter, his presence sparks a fresh round of anger and resentment.
1958: Oscar: Best Supporting Actor (Burl Ives). 2 Nominations
1958: Golden Globes: Best Supporting Actor (Burl Ives)
1958: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1959: BAFTA Awards: Nominated to Best Film
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