Smorgasbord Music Column – My favourite Movie Music – #Western – The Big Country

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William Price King is on as short  break.. He will be back on November 12th. In the meantime, I will be sharing my favourite movie music…

My father was a huge Western fan and although his favourite cowboy was John Wayne, my mother’s pin up was Gregory Peck… I was dragged  brought up well versed in the movies of both and The Big Countryis in my opinion one of the finest westerns made.

The Big Country is a 1958 American Technicolor epic Western film directed by William Wyler and starring Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston and Burl Ives filmed in Technirama. The supporting cast features Charles Bickford and Chuck Connors. The picture was based on the serialized magazine novel Ambush at Blanco Canyon by Donald Hamilton. and was co-produced by Wyler and Peck. The opening title sequence was created by Saul Bass. The film…

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