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The Big Trees (1952)

Approved  |   |  Action, Romance, Western  |  15 August 1952 (Finland)
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A Quaker colony tries to save the giant sequoias from a timber baron.

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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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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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Für eine Handvoll Geld  »

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

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Walter 'Yukon' Burns has come from the Yukon gold rush, supposedly in Alaska. But the Yukon Gold Rush occurred in Canada, not Alaska. See more »

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Daisy Fisher: It's lucky for you that I only learned how to write, not read.
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Remake of The Valley of the Giants (1927) See more »

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The Soubrette on the Police Gazette
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Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Sung and Danced by Patrice Wymore
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The Valley of the Giants
21 October 2011 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

In 1900, lumber mill owner Kirk Douglas (as James "Jim" B. Fallon) moves from Wisconsin west, where he hopes to make a fortune chopping down California's giant sequoia trees. After surveying the timber, Mr. Douglas learns religious homesteaders consider the 4,000 year old redwood trees to be a sacred, historical testament of God. Douglas is attracted to what he calls "wonderfully proportioned" widow Eve Miller (as Alicia Chadwick). She's a hugger, but Douglas thinks, "A tree's a tree." Arriving later, blonde showgirl Patrice Wymore (as Dora "Daisy Fisher" Figg) carries a torch for Douglas. His former goodwill ambassador Edgar Buchanan (as Walter "Yukon Lucky" Burns) decides to do the Lord's work. "Tom" the cat gets tossed on screen. While anything's possible, "The Big Trees" is apparently the last re-make of Wallace Reid's "The Valley of the Giants" (1919). This well was definitely dry.

*** The Big Trees (2/5/52) Felix Feist ~ Kirk Douglas, Eve Miller, Patrice Wymore, Edgar Buchanan


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