Big Land

The Big Land

Director: Gordon M. Douglas, Alan Ladd, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien

Cast: Gordon M. Douglas, Alan Ladd, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien

     
 
Produced by Alan Ladd's own Jaguar company, The Big Land stars Ladd as Texas cattleman Morgan. As a means to expedite shipment of his stock to Missouri, Morgan convinces several Kansas farmers to build a small town as a railroad link between the Rio Grande and Kansas City. He is opposed in this by crooked cattle buyer Brog (Anthony Caruso), who realizes that

Overview

Produced by Alan Ladd's own Jaguar company, The Big Land stars Ladd as Texas cattleman Morgan. As a means to expedite shipment of his stock to Missouri, Morgan convinces several Kansas farmers to build a small town as a railroad link between the Rio Grande and Kansas City. He is opposed in this by crooked cattle buyer Brog (Anthony Caruso), who realizes that any speed-up of Morgan's shipments will increase livestock prices. Surprisingly, Alan Ladd seems tired and listless throughout the proceedings; in fact, Virginia Mayo, cast as a saloon hall gal, delivers the film's liveliest performance. Still, the Ladd name brought in plenty of business, encouraging the star to stick with westerns well into the next decade.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/13/2014
UPC:
0888574012298
Original Release:
1957
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:31:00
Sales rank:
13,806

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alan Ladd Chad Morgan
Virginia Mayo Helen Jagger
Edmond O'Brien Joe Jagger
Anthony Caruso Brog
Julie Bishop Kate Johnson
John Qualen Sven Johnson
David Ladd David Johnson
Jack Wrather Olaf Johnson
George Lewis Dawson
James Anderson Cole
Don Kelly Billy
Charles Watts McCullough
Paul Bryar Bartender
Don Castle Draper
Steven Darrell Manager
John Doucette Hagan
Les Johnson Texas Rider
Stacy Keach Man
Gayle Kellogg Brog Gang Member
John R. McKee Smoky
James Seay Ben

Technical Credits
Gordon M. Douglas Director
Malcolm C. Bert Art Director
George C. Bertholon Associate Producer
Marjorie Best Costumes/Costume Designer
David Buttolph Score Composer
David Dortort Screenwriter
William L. Kuehl Set Decoration/Design
Martin Rackin Screenwriter
Thomas Reilly Editor
Leonard Rosenman Songwriter
John F. Seitz Cinematographer
Wayne Shanklin Songwriter

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