A huge, sprawling western with just about everything: brilliant photography, superb music, an intelligent script, and excellent performances, including one from Heston that is one of the best of his career. Wyler was so taken by Heston that he starred him in his next film, BEN HUR, and
Heston walked away with an Oscar. THE BIG COUNTRY didn't do as well in the Academy Awards as many expected. Ives took the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and Moross secured a nomination for the music. Peck, an ex-captain on a ship, has come West to marry Baker and live on the ranch of her father
(Bickford). He meets and instantly dislikes Heston, who is the foreman of the ranch. Bick...