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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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Storyline

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

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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

Elder Bixby: Violence is not our creed.
Walter 'Yukon' Burns: Yeah, I know. And I believe in turning the other cheek... but you just run out of cheeks. It's time to start growing some religious muscle.
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Remake of The Valley of the Giants (1927) 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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He went for the trees, but got involved with the people.
26 April 2003 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Kirk Douglas works with wood and wants to make money quick by grabbing land in California and cutting the giant and very old trees. He ends up getting involved with religious people who live there and only want him to cut the newer and smaller trees. Patrice Wymore is the woman who is in love with him but he starts falling for the religious Eve Miller. The unusual and interesting scenery makes this western worth seeing. Also Douglas here is at his best. It is a shame that the colors in the DVD, were very inferior to what I remember from the film when it was first released in 1952.


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