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Release Date:
30 March 1952 (UK) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kirk Douglas ... Jim Fallon

Eve Miller ... Alicia Chadwick

Patrice Wymore ... Daisy Fisher / Dora Figg

Edgar Buchanan ... Walter 'Yukon' Burns

John Archer ... Frenchy LeCroix

Alan Hale Jr. ... Tiny

Roy Roberts ... Judge Crenshaw

Charles Meredith ... Elder Bixby

Harry Cording ... Cleve Gregg

Ellen Corby ... Sister Blackburn
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mel Archer ... Ole (uncredited)

Lilian Bond ... Daisy's Girl (uncredited)

Chet Brandenburg ... Lumberman (uncredited)
Sue Casey ... Young Lady (uncredited)

William Challee ... Brother Williams (uncredited)

Lane Chandler ... Brother Dorn (uncredited)
Ben Frommer ... Lumberman (uncredited)

Frank Hagney ... Glen - Lumberman with Rifle (uncredited)

Michael Jeffers ... Lumberman (uncredited)

Fred Kelsey ... Townsman (uncredited)

Jack Kenny ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Low ... Lumberman (uncredited)
Kathy Marlowe ... Daisy's Girl (uncredited)

Michael McHale ... Accountant (uncredited)

Bill McLean ... Ivan (uncredited)
Art Millan ... Charlie (uncredited)

Frank Mills ... Lumberman (uncredited)

Kansas Moehring ... Barfly (uncredited)

Artie Ortego ... Lumberman (uncredited)
Jack Perry ... Townsman (uncredited)
Vici Raaf ... Daisy's Girl (uncredited)

Buddy Roosevelt ... Lumberman (uncredited)
Lester Sharpe ... Gray (uncredited)
Elizabeth Slifer ... Sister Wallace (uncredited)
Ray Spiker ... Lumberman (uncredited)
Ann Stuart ... Young Lady (uncredited)

Sailor Vincent ... Lumberman (uncredited)

Duke Watson ... Murdock (uncredited)

Directed by
Felix E. Feist  (as Felix Feist)
Writing credits
John Twist (screenplay) and
James R. Webb (screenplay)

Kenneth Earl (story)

Produced by
Louis F. Edelman .... producer
Original Music by
Heinz Roemheld 
Cinematography by
Bert Glennon (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Clarence Kolster 
Art Direction by
Edward Carrere 
Set Decoration by
G.W. Berntsen 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Mattison .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Leslie G. Hewitt .... sound
Special Effects by
Hans F. Koenekamp .... special effects (as H.F. Koenekamp)
Allen Pomeroy .... stunts (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator (as Maurice de Packh)
Ray Heindorf .... musical director
Sidney Cutner .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Ray Heindorf .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Mitchell Kovaleski .... Technicolor color consultant
Crew verified as complete

Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents) (A Warner Bros.-First National Picture)

Additional Details

Also Known As:
89 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Australia:G | Canada:G (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Greece:K | Portugal:M/12 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (2001) (2003) (2004) (2005) (2007) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #15450) | West Germany:12 (nf)
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Did You Know?

It's never explained what route the Wisconsin loggers would have taken to arrive in Northern California by steamship in pre-Canal 1900.See more »
Continuity: In the saloon, Daisy dances around and returns to the stage with the help of two men who suspend her. Then we see a fat man standing on the stage corner, in front of a drink glass, clapping her. In the next shot he is drinking.See more »
Judge Crenshaw:[Watching the fire destroy the claims building] This is the most satisfying act of God I've ever had the pleasure of witnessing.See more »
Movie Connections:
Bringing in the SheavesSee more »


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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
He went for the trees, but got involved with the people., 26 April 2003
Author: alexandre michel liberman (tmwest) from S. Paulo, Brazil

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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