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The Resource The big country, Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; United Artists presents William Wyler's production ; screenplay by James R. Webb & Sy Bartlett, Robert Wilder ; adaptation by Jessamyn West & Robert Wyler ; produced by William Wyler & Gregory Peck ; directed by William Wyler, (videorecording)

The big country, Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; United Artists presents William Wyler's production ; screenplay by James R. Webb & Sy Bartlett, Robert Wilder ; adaptation by Jessamyn West & Robert Wyler ; produced by William Wyler & Gregory Peck ; directed by William Wyler, (videorecording)

Label
The big country
Title
The big country
Statement of responsibility
Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; United Artists presents William Wyler's production ; screenplay by James R. Webb & Sy Bartlett, Robert Wilder ; adaptation by Jessamyn West & Robert Wyler ; produced by William Wyler & Gregory Peck ; directed by William Wyler
Title variation
Big country
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
A retired ship captain moves west to marry and start life over as a rancher. He finds himself between two families at war over cattle watering rights, unaccepted by the local people, and in a deteriorating relationship
Awards note
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Ives), 1959.
Cataloging source
ZCU
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
Canadian Home Video rating: G
Language note
English or French language soundtrack (mono) with optional subtitles in French and Spanish ; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.B553 2001
PerformerNote
Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Charlton Heston, Carroll Baker, Burl Ives, Charles Bickford, Chuck Connors, Alfonso Bedoya
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1902-1981
  • 1916-2003
  • 1929-2010-
  • 1931-
  • 1916-2006
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wyler, William
  • Peck, Gregory
  • Simmons, Jean
  • Baker, Carroll
  • Heston, Charlton
  • Hamilton, Donald
Runtime
167
Series statement
Western legends
Technique
live action
Label
The big country, Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; United Artists presents William Wyler's production ; screenplay by James R. Webb & Sy Bartlett, Robert Wilder ; adaptation by Jessamyn West & Robert Wyler ; produced by William Wyler & Gregory Peck ; directed by William Wyler, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1958
  • Based on the novel by Donald Hamilton
  • Special features: original theatrical trailer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (167 min.)
Isbn
9780792849230
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
027616859013
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
1001591
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
ocm46804538
System details
DVD; widescreen (2.35:1)
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The big country, Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; United Artists presents William Wyler's production ; screenplay by James R. Webb & Sy Bartlett, Robert Wilder ; adaptation by Jessamyn West & Robert Wyler ; produced by William Wyler & Gregory Peck ; directed by William Wyler, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1958
  • Based on the novel by Donald Hamilton
  • Special features: original theatrical trailer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (167 min.)
Isbn
9780792849230
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
027616859013
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
1001591
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
ocm46804538
System details
DVD; widescreen (2.35:1)
Video recording format
DVD

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