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The Big Country (1958)
Studio: Anthony-Worldwide Productions
Producer: William Wyler, Gregory Peck
Starring: Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston, Burl Ives, Charles Bickford
Synopsis:Wyler's sprawling tale of the West, filled with feuds, vengeance and violent jealousy. In a dry, parched canyon located in the southwest, a rich rancher (Bickford) battles it out with a poor counterpart (Ives) for water rights. Yet in fact, neither man has control of the precious liquid. It really belongs to Julie Maragon (Simmons), and she generously allows them both to use it. But when a cultured Easterner (Peck) arrives with plans to marry the wealthy rancher's daughter, he finds himself in the middle of this bitter dispute and a jealous clash with the ranch foreman (Heston). His presence sparks a fresh round of anger and resentment.
Academy Awards®:
Supporting Actor Burl Ives Won
Musical Scoring Jerome Moross Nominated
Golden Globes:    
Supporting Actor Burl Ives Won
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