The Big Country

The Big Country

By William Wyler

  • Genre: Western
  • Release Date: 1958-08-30
  • Advisory Rating: Unrated
  • Runtime: 2h 46min
  • Director: William Wyler
  • Production Company: United Artists
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 87 Ratings


Dazzling photography, an intelligent script, remarkable performances, superb direction and compelling music animate this large-scale Western. An ex-sea captain (Gregory Peck) comes West to marry Carroll Baker and settle down on the ranch of her father (Charles Bickford). A mutual dislike develops between Peck and the ranch foreman (Charlton Heston). Baker shares many of the "macho" sensibilities represented by Heston, which drives Peck away from her and into the arms of a schoolteacher (Jean Simmons)--who happens to own the only water for miles around. Bickford and Burl Ives have been competing for rights to Simmons' water and are willing to use any means to get it. The intertwining tensions between Peck & Heston and Bickford & Ives inevitably will lead to a climactic and violent confrontation.




  • An Epic Western

    By Chilejake
    One of the greatest westerns of all time, brilliant plot, Ives and Peck are at there best. It has it all; cattle wars, horsemanship, last stands, and family feuds. I have been waiting 3 years to purchase, thank you iTunes for getting the rights to sale/rent!
  • Excellent movie

    By diltiazem
    Apple has always responded to my requests to add movies. I am extremely happy Apple has added "The Big Country". Mr. Peck and Mr. Ives are wonderful actors. The story is strong. If you enjoy acting and old school westerns, this is the one for you.
  • Please allow to purchase

    By CarenW
    This is an excellent classic. Please allow us to purchase it. Thanks.