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The Big Trees (1952)

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A Quaker colony tries to save the giant sequoias from a timber baron.

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Jim Fallon
Eve Miller ...
Alicia Chadwick
Patrice Wymore ...
Daisy Fisher / Dora Figg
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Walter 'Yukon' Burns
John Archer ...
Frenchy LeCroix
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Tiny
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Judge Crenshaw
Charles Meredith ...
Elder Bixby
Harry Cording ...
Cleve Gregg
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Sister Blackburn
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In 1900, unscrupulous timber baron Jim Fallon plans to take advantage of a new law and make millions off California redwood. Much of the land he hopes to grab has been homesteaded by a Quaker colony, who try to persuade him to spare the giant sequoias...but these are the very trees he wants most. Expert at manipulating others, Fallon finds that other sharks are at his own heels, and forms an unlikely alliance. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Action | Western

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15 August 1952 (Finland)  »

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Für eine Handvoll Geld  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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The reading that Fallon does at the dinner is from Psalms 41, verse 1. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the film, Jim Fallon appears in the window opening the divided curtain with both hands. Then the curtain on his right-hand side remains open while he holds the other part with his left hand. In the following shot from inside, the part on his right-hand side is closed. See more »

Quotes

Daisy Fisher: You stye on the eye of a flea on a thigh of a nit on the neck of a gnat!
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Remake of The Valley of the Giants (1919) See more »

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Bringing in the Sheaves
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Written by Knowles Shaw and George A. Minor
Sung by the Quakers
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1 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In 1900, unscrupulous timber baron Jim Fallon plans to take advantage of a new law and make millions off California redwood.

Much of the land he hopes to grab has been homesteaded by a Quaker colony, who try to persuade him to spare the giant sequoias.

But these are the very trees he wants most.

Expert at manipulating others, Fallon finds that other sharks are at his own heels, and forms an unlikely alliance.

First off Mike Douglas now looks and acts exactly like his father Kirk, who in this movie had his hair dyed Gold.

Yes, gold.

The film is in Technicolor and the color still pops.

The movie is very typical of the year and the genre.

It's not bad.


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