The Big Land (1957)

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Alan Ladd stars as a Kansas cattle rancher battling the elements and corrupt cattle buyers to build a railroad spur to the Rio Grande just after the United States' Civil War.

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18 April 2017 | Richie-67-485852
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| A Big Movie
Westerns of the 40's and even better the 50's held their own for entertainment and pleasure. Who doesn't like a story involving outdoors, cattle, the untamed west, shoot-outs, ranching, a love interest and more that when thrown together well gives us a memorable good time of it all. This is not a magnificent western but instead a standard for the western itself. On that note it delivers. Alan Ladd has a quiet type nature that is easy on the viewer and even when he gets mad he is still a nice guy. By contrast, the bad guys are just bad and stay that way all the time. In the background is still the civil war that is over but bad will is still harbored which in time goes away as we know. We get to like the characters and care about them having spent some background time getting to know them. This movie works and for that reason you get to spend your precious time watching a worthy movie. Everyone wins including the happy ending which wont let you down. Be clear that towns sprung up all over and it was the people in those towns that made sure they survived this difficult time in our history. It wasn't easy but then, anything worth having has a price beyond what we can see. The question is: Will we pay that price to have it? You see that is the true test of how bad you want it. In this movie, men on both sides risk their lives but the side that stuck up for law & order, for what's right and true will win every time. Good slow-eatin popcorn movie or delicious snacking with a tasty drink here. Mount-up and lets ride!

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