VHS or DVD/B&W 157 Minutes
Stars: Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Charlton Heston, Carroll Baker, Charles Bickford
I love Westerns. And of all the Westerns I love most, this one would be in my top three. This movie has it all, great actors, great story, great music, and most of all, a powerful message about the value of personal character and integrity.
Gregory Peck, one of the finest actors of all time, is Jim McKay, a successful sea captain relocating "out west" to marry the daughter (Carroll Baker) of a cattle baron (Charles Bickford). He quickly runs into misunderstanding and trouble. Folks out west rate "manhood" quite differently from McKay's view, and therein lies the heart of the tale.