The Big Trail

The Big Trail

DVD - 2008
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A young scout leads hundreds of settlers across treacherous cliffs, through snowstorms, Indian attacks, and buffalo stampedes to their destiny out west and falls in love with a pioneer woman he meets along the way.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2008
Edition: 2-disc special ed. --
Branch Call Number: DVD Westerns / Big 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (122 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,12 cm., in container


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Aug 20, 2015

Excellent Western by one of the great American Directors Raoul Walsh. Filmed entirely outdoors with spectacular scenes of cattle and Prairie schooners crossing the frontier to the Pacific Northwest. One of John Wayne's first starring roles.

Dec 21, 2013

A very young John Wayne was given the title role to this early epic picture directed by Raoul Walsh. The film costs about $1.3 million but you have to see it to appreciate the magnitude of this picture: the was real snow, real rain storms, a real river where I am sure animals lost their lives to make the picture. John Wayne was so damn strong looking and had great personal confidence that stands out in every scene! You could not make this picture today because the settings required would just too costly. A real wagon train that stretched about a mile would cost how much? After watching it a second time I am struck by the almost other-worldly confidence of a 23 year old man who didn't know he was going to be any kind of super star, just giving a pretty damn good performance. The Big Trail was an original, not a clone like so many thousands have been since 1930. AND there was 1931, a French language with different stars version of The Big Trail.

Apr 18, 2011

Most likely my favorite Western EVER!! Although this movie flopped at the box office when it was released because young Wayne couldn't support the part; I and my family thought it was a spectacular picture! John Wayne's first movie in which he used his show name; in all his other movies he was credited as Duke Morrison. A marvelous movie. A perfect watch!:)

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