MROWWW! Yeah, we’ll definitely do better with The Big Country (1958). Charlton Heston agreed to a supporting role to work with Gregory Peck & we also have Burl Ives as a nasty guy of all things & Jean Simmons is our female lead.
Ives won Best Supporting Actor & hey, it was also directed by William Wyler, very cool. “A New Englander arrives in the Old West, where he becomes embroiled in a feud between two families over a valuable patch of land.” Peck is the aforementioned easterner.
Lol I forgot about Charles Bickford & we also have Chuck Roberson & Chuck Connors.
“Only film to feature Gregory Peck and his sons Jonathan Peck, Carey Paul Peck and Stephen Peck.” Hunh, cool.
“Gregory Peck and Charlton Heston were really hitting each other in their fight scene.” Whoa.
Lot of tension, an awesome romance & 2 hours & 40 minutes to enjoy it. Let’s get to it!
MROWWW? No, it’s in color lol the opening credits are white and black, who knows why lol
Okay, so, Peck is literally a fish out of water, having made his money as a sea captain. He meets this lady & comes out west to marry her. There she is, whoever she is. We’ll just call her Pushy, because she/her whole family is.
Enter Simmons, yay! We’ll see more of her later🙂
Lol there’s that knife throwing person again.
Right, range war, with knuckleheads on both sides lol
Why is this sooooooooooo long lol
MROWWW! I know we’re only 15 minutes in lol
MROWWW! I know we have new Timeless & no, we can’t see The Accountant (2016) yet. MROWWW?! Why not? Do you see a movie theater? Hello?! Lol
MROWWW! I know it’s a big country lol hence the title. You keep watching that if you want. I’m watching the new Timeless!
MROWWW! Yeah, Timeless is awesome! 1836?! What’s going on here? Oh yeah, Alamo!
Nope, Lucy isn’t going to ride without Logan.
MROWWW! Haha, good call, we totally need to brew some pumpkin spice laaaaataaay!
Ahh, tasty stuff🙂
“How do you make the Alamo worse?” Something tells me we’re about to find out.
Lucy Preston. Wyatt Logan. Lol Ted ‘Theodore’ Logan, Bill S. Preston lol
Whoa, wait, what?
Hunh, did NOT see that coming.
MROWWW! Yeah, major pew pew pew coming up!
No, he wants to stay….
YES!!!!! YES!!!! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! But, with more, “S’s.”🙂
This is soooooooooooooooo awesome!!!!!
Oh my god, wow, coolest present ever!!!!! An original Bowie knife from Jim Bowie himself WOW.
MROWWW?! Yeah, let’s get back to the movie.
MROWWW! Yeah Simmons is fantastic!
Why is this movie sooooooooooooooooo long? MROWWW?! I didn’t say anything about the size of anyone’s attention span lol
MROWWW! Right, that’s Alfonso Bedoya in his final film/acting appearance. We’ve enjoyed him in soooo many things. Here he plays Ramón Gutierrez.
MROWWW! Yeah, I think you could about walk across the prairie on the tension in the film lol
MROWWW! Yeah, outside of Peck, Simmons, and Ramone and his family, everyone in the film is stone cold cwazy lol We mentioned the range war right?
MROWWW! Right, Blanco Canyon, the giant white rock canyon through which their arch nemesis live. Oh well, the scenery’s awesome.
I mentioned they’re all crazy right? MROWWW! Okay great, making sure….
Lol at the horse pulling the blanket off routine lol
MROWWW! Lol yeah, a lot of these movies have an, “Ole Thunder,” type horse that no one can ever ride lol
MROWWW! Yeah, Ives is truly outstanding. This is far and away his best work.
MROWWW! Yeah, this is where the film shifts🙂
MROWWW! Lol yeah, we could totally make a drinking game out of every time someone says, “It’s a big country.” Lol
MROWWW! Right, this is the year before Ben-Hur (1959) which made Heston a mega star.
Oww! MROWWW! Yeah, they’re really brawling lol I can has stuntman? Lol
Hey, there’s Roberson!
Lackey indeed lol
“How many times does a man have to win you?” Every day evidently.
Haha, yay for stars doing their own riding and yay for being on location lol
The dynamic between Simmons & Peck is fantastic.
MROWWW! Yeah Peck evidently had so much fun on location he bought his own ranch.
Yeah he does, you’re a meeeeeeeeeeeeeeerp.
“It’ll never happen again.” Lol that’s right because you’re heading out the door lol
MROWWW! Right you are, giant shootout approaching!
“It’s The Dude.” Lol
I totally mentioned the tension right? Ramon however rides beside him🙂
Indeed, you’re all alone in your lunacy lol Band of fools.
Right, the big finale/shootout, pew pew pew!
Great seeing that again 4.2/5.