The Big Sky

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The Big Sky ★★★ 1952

It's 1830, and a rowdy band of fur trappers embark upon a back breaking expedition up the uncharted Missouri River. Based on the A.B. Guthrie Jr. novel, it's an effortlessly enjoyable and levelheaded Hawksian American myth, with a streak of gentle gallows humor. Also available colorized. 122m/C VHS . Kirk Douglas, Dewey Martin, Arthur Hunnicutt, Elizabeth Threatt, Buddy Baer, Steven Geray, Jim Davis; D: Howard Hawks.