Something Big (1971)

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In this western, an outlaw anxiously awaits the arrival of his betrothed, who is under the false impression that her fiancé is wealthy. Unfortunately, the fellow has earned nothing during his stint in the West. Desperate to keep her, he begins plotting the theft of a Mexican bandit's loot.

Cast

Brian Keith
as Col. Morgan
Honor Blackman
as Mrs. Morgan
Carol White
as Dover McBride
Ben Johnson
as Jesse Bookbinder
Albert Salmi
as Johnny Cobb
Don Knight
as Tommy MacBride
Joyce Van Patten
as Polly Standall
Denver Pyle
as Junior Frisbee
Merlin Olsen
as Sgt. Fitzsimmons
Robert Donner
as Angel Moon
Harry Carey Jr.
as Joe Pickens
Judi Meredith
as Carrie Standall
Edward Faulkner
as Capt. Tyler
Paul Fix
as Chief Yellow Sun
Armand Alzamora
as Luis Munos
David Huddleston
as Malachi Morton
Carole Ita White
as Dover MacBride
Bob Steele
as Teamster
Shirleena Manchur
as Stagecoach Lady
Jose Angel Espinosa
as Emilio Estevez
Juan García
as Himself
Chuck Hicks
as Cpl. James
John Kelly
as Barkeeper
Enrique Lucero
as Indian Spy
Lupe Amador
as Woman in Village
Scruffy
as Tuffy
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Critic Reviews for Something Big

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

I haven't seen a Dean Martin movie since How to Save A Marriage and Ruin Your Life where his talent was really used.

Oct 31, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Difficult to dislike even though it's not really very good.

Oct 31, 2018 | Full Review…

One gruesome symptom of the Death of the Western was the 'comedy Western', a messy, confused genre that flourished briefly... Occasionally, the genre produced the odd bizarre gem, but this was one of the less honourable efforts.

Oct 31, 2018 | Full Review…
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As movies go Something Big just isn't. Even a good, small western would be welcome about now but Something Big is a comedy western that strains for laughs and is extremely short on action.

Oct 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Dean Martin enjoys his post-Matt Helm stardom by offering such a perilously lazy performance against veteran stalwarts Brian Keith and Ben Johnson, that you just want to shut your eyes and nod off.

Oct 31, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

The story ends with the predictable shootout.

Oct 31, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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