πŸŽ₯ The Big Trees – 1952

The Story …

In 1900, lumberman Jim Fallon (Kirk Douglas) greedily eyes the big redwood trees in the virgin region of northern California.

The land is already settled by, among others, a religious group led by Elder Bixby (Charles Meredith) who have a religious relationship with the redwoods and refuse to log them, using smaller trees for lumber.

Jim becomes infatuated with Bixby’s daughter, Alicia (Eve Miller), though that does not change his plan to cheat the homesteaders. When Jim’s right-hand man, Yukon Burns (Edgar Buchanan) finds out, he changes sides and leads the locals in resisting Jim.

The locals combat Jim’s loggers with a sympathetic judge with Jim fighting back by using Federal laws …

Elder Bixby is killed when a big sequoia tree is chopped down by Jim’s men and falls on his cabin. Jim’s desperate attempt to rescue Alicia’s father saves him from being convicted of murder.

Meanwhile, timber rival Cleve Gregg (Harry Cording) appears on the scene, making it a three-way fight. Gregg and his partner Frenchy LeCroix (John Archer) try to assassinate Jim, but end up killing Yukon instead. Jim has a dramatic change of heart and leads the settlers in defeating Gregg and Frenchy …

The Story unfolds …

“A great performance by Douglas …”

Credits :

  • Directed by : Felix E. Feist

  • Screenplay by : John Twist and James R. Webb

  • Story by : Kenneth Earl

  • Produced by : Louis F. Edelman

  • Cinematography : Bert Glennon

  • Edited by : Clarence Kolster

  • Music by : Heinz Roemheld

  • Colour Process : Technicolor

  • Production Company : Warner Bros.

  • Distributed by : Warner Bros.

  • Release Date : February 5, 1952

Cast :

  • Kirk Douglas as Jim Fallon

  • Eve Miller as Sister Alicia Chadwick

  • Patrice Wymore as Daisy Fisher

  • Edgar Buchanan as Yukon Burns

  • John Archer as “Frenchy” LeCroix

  • Alan Hale, Jr. as “Tiny”

  • Roy Roberts as Judge Crenshaw

  • Charles Meredith as Elder Bixby

  • Harry Cording as Cleve Gregg

  • Ellen Corby as Sister Blackburn

  • Duke Watson as Mr. Murdoch

  • Lane Chandler as Brother Dorn

  • Elizabeth Slifer as Sister Wallace

  • Lilian Bond as Daisy’s girl

  • Michael McHale as Mr Keller (an accountant)

  • William Challee as Brother Williams

Film Information :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Big_Trees

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