The Big Sky
- Original title
The Big Sky
- Running time
- 122 min.
- United States
Dudley Nichols (Novel: A.B. Guthrie Jr.)
Russell Harlan (B&W)
RKO Radio Pictures
- Synopsis / Plot
- Jim Deakins is a frontiersman and Indian trader who is making a perilous journey with a group of other men up the Missouri River to get a large haul of furs from friendly Blackfoot Indians. The problem is that they have to get through hostile Indian territory first and they find that they have seriously underestimated the difficulties they will undergo. The large body of men who started the journey are gradually whittled down until only a hardy few, like Deakins, are left.
: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Supporting Actor (Arthur Hunnicutt) and Cinematography (B&W)
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
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