The Big Trees (1952)

The Big Trees





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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 … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Western, Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Written By: John Twist, James R. Webb, Derek N. Twist
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On DVD: Feb 29, 2000
Warner Bros.



as Jim Fallon

as Alicia Chadwick

as Daisy Fisher / Dora ...

as Walter 'Yukon' Burns

as Frenchy LeCroix

as Judge Crenshaw

as Elder Bixby

as Cleve Gregg

as Mrs. Blackburn

as Girl at bar

as Young lady

as Brother Williams

as Accountant

as Sister Wallace

as Murdock

as Daisy's girl
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Kirk Douglas took no salary in exchange for getting his release from his contract with Warners.

Full Review… | March 16, 2010
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I found this movie predictable, and it has some bad attempts at humor too. I really wasn't impressed with this story, although I am glad that there were some people who were thinking about the environment back then.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


Conventional western set in Northern California with Kirk the ruthless swindler amidst colorful settings and a good supporting cast. If you like westerns this one isn't bad but it's not particularly memorable either.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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