The Big Country

Release Date: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Running Time: 
165 minutes

A one time ship captain James McKay (played by Gregory Peck) has left the high seas so he can be with the woman he loves and his soon to be wife Patricia Terrill (played by Carroll Baker). Out in the open plains land goes on for hundreds of miles with nothing else around while the sun beats down on the land. Maybe it’s the heat that causes the two families, Terrill and Hannassey, to continue a long lasting feud. Thinking he is going to get to have a peaceful life with his soon to be wife, James finds himself being caught between the two families as they go to war with each other over a large chunk of property own by the local teacher Julie Maragon (played by Jean Simmons). It’s this piece of land that has the one river that is the source of water and life for the cattle in the area, and both men of both families will go to any lengths to get this water even if it means playing dirty to the other family.