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The Big Land

  • Romance
  • Western
  • 1957
  • Gordon Douglas
  • 92 mins
  • PG

Summary

Western starring Alan Ladd. Following the Civil War, soldier-turned-cattle driver Chad Morgan joins forces with a drunken architect when his efforts to sell beef at a fair price are hindered by a villainous cattle buyer.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Called Stampede in the UK, this was one of star Alan Ladd's production ventures, made by his own company Jaguar under a releasing deal at Warner Bros. Ladd's wife and agent, former actress Sue Carol, often chose these projects, and cocooned her husband with quality factors. In this case he is reunited with Virginia Mayo and Gordon Douglas, his co-star and director respectively from The Iron Mistress (1952). Ladd is sadly unfashionable and virtually forgotten today, but there was much more to him than Shane. Watch how effortlessly he turns this ordinary western into an impressively comfortable star vehicle.

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Credits

Cast

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Chad MorganAlan Ladd
HelenVirginia Mayo
JaggerEdmond O'Brien
BrogAnthony Caruso
Kate JohnsonJulie Bishop
Sven JohnsonJohn Qualen
DraperDon Castle
David JohnsonDavid Ladd
Olaf JohnsonJack Wrather Jr
DawsonGeorge J Lewis

Crew

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DirectorGordon Douglas

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Bros Pictures Ltd
Languages
English
Formats
Colour
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