About

Retired, wealthy sea Captain Jame McKay arrives in the vast expanse of the West to marry fiancée Pat Terrill. McKay is a man whose values and approach to life are a mystery to the ranchers and ranch foreman Steve Leech takes an immediate dislike to him. Pat is spoiled, selfish and controlled by her wealthy father, Major Henry Terrill. The Major is involved in a ruthless civil war, over watering ri...

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Directed by

William Wyler

Written by

James R. Webb (Screenplay)
Sy Bartlett (Screenplay)
Robert Wilder (Screenplay)
Donald Hamilton (Novel)
Jessamyn West (Adaptation)
Robert Wyler (Adaptation)

Runtime

165 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Big they fought! Big they loved! Big their story!

Cast

Keywords

parent child relationship fistfight epic love triangle cowboy gunfight ranch sea captain rancher cattle damsel in distress

Photos

Lists

#187 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture