The Big Trees

Overview

Ever since slipping into Public Domain, The Big Trees has become one of the most accessible and oft-televised of Kirk Douglas' pictures. Douglas plays an unscrupulous lumberjack who covets the land owned by a religious sect. All that's saving him from being the film's main villain is the fact that there's an even nastier contingent out to claim the sect's territory. His greed tempered by the love of pious Eve Miller, Douglas turns out to be a good guy after all in the film's climax. Watch for Alan Hale Jr. as ...
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Overview

Ever since slipping into Public Domain, The Big Trees has become one of the most accessible and oft-televised of Kirk Douglas' pictures. Douglas plays an unscrupulous lumberjack who covets the land owned by a religious sect. All that's saving him from being the film's main villain is the fact that there's an even nastier contingent out to claim the sect's territory. His greed tempered by the love of pious Eve Miller, Douglas turns out to be a good guy after all in the film's climax. Watch for Alan Hale Jr. as "Tiny," doubling for his own father, who appears in long-shot in the stock footage.
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Special Features

Interactive menus; Scene index; Digitally mastered
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
A so-so adventure film, The Big Trees is hobbled by a screenplay that seems to think that all it is required to do is introduce a situation and some characters and then put them through some paces. Not unnaturally, this approach leads to inconsistent characterization, which in this case means that the leading character -- as well as several supporting characters -- make some 180 degree turns that come from nowhere and are therefore not in the least credible. The dialogue is also of little help; it's virile where appropriate and syrupy when called for and faux-inspirational in places; but whatever form it takes, it's bland at best and wooden at worst. An imaginative director might have been able to overcome these flaws, but Felix E. Feist is competent when what is needed is someone with at least a bit of vision. The scenery, at least, is magnificent, although this comes with a caveat: there's an over-reliance on stock footage. Trees fortunately does have Kirk Douglas on hand to add some needed star power to the proceedings. Although he reportedly hated doing the film, he turns in a very fine performance, much more detailed than it had to be, and he's the best thing in the film. Edgar Buchanan is also of some interest, as is Patrice Wymore, although Eve Miller cannot do anything with a stiff of a part.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/7/2003
  • UPC: 096009081195
  • Original Release: 1952
  • Rating:

  • Source: Platinum Disc
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:35:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 39,954

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eve Miller Alicia Chadwick
Patrice Wymore Daisy Fisher
Edgar Buchanan Yukon Burns
John Archer Frenchy LeCroix
Roy Roberts Judge Crenshaw
Charles Meredith Elder Bixby
Harry Cording Cleve Gregg
Ellen Corby Mrs. Blackburn
Iris Adrian Girl at bar
Mel Archer Ole
Lillian Bond Daisy's girl
Sue Casey Young lady
William Challee Brother Williams
Kirk Douglas Jim Fallon
Alan Hale Jr. Tiny
Michael McHale Accountant
Bill McLean Ivan
Lester Sharpe Gray
Elizabeth Slifer Sister Wallace
Duke Watson Murdock
Technical Credits
Felix E. Feist Director
Gordon Bau Makeup
G.W. Berntsen Set Decoration/Design
Edward Carrere Art Director
Kenneth Earl Original Story
Louis Edelman Producer
Bert Glennon Cinematographer
Ray Heindorf Musical Direction/Supervision
Leslie G. Hewitt Sound/Sound Designer
H.F. Koenekamp Special Effects
Clarence Kolster Editor
Heinz Roemheld Score Composer
Derek N. Twist Screenwriter
John Twist Screenwriter
James R. Webb Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Lucky [10:51]
2. A Boat Load of Help [21:53]
3. All Thy Might [17:51]
4. Gone Too Far [17:57]
5. Sold the Dam [9:08]
6. Smash the Dam [11:34]
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