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The Big Trees (1952)





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Ever since slipping into Public Domain, The Big Trees has become one of the most accessible and oft-televised of Kirk Douglas' pictures. Douglas plays an unscrupulous lumberjack who covets the land owned by a religious sect. All that's saving him from being the film's main villain is the fact that there's an even nastier contingent out to claim the sect's territory. His greed tempered by the love of pious Eve Miller, Douglas turns out to be a good guy after all in the film's climax. Watch for Alan Hale Jr. as "Tiny," doubling for his own father, who appears in long-shot in the stock footage.

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Kirk Douglas
as Jim Fallon
Eve Miller
as Alicia Chadwick
Patrice Wymore
as Daisy Fisher / Dora Figg
Edgar Buchanan
as Walter 'Yukon' Burns
John Archer
as Frenchy LeCroix
Roy Roberts
as Judge Crenshaw
Charles Meredith
as Elder Bixby
Harry Cording
as Cleve Gregg
Ellen Corby
as Mrs. Blackburn
Iris Adrian
as Girl at bar
Sue Casey
as Young lady
William Challee
as Brother Williams
Michael McHale
as Accountant
Elizabeth Slifer
as Sister Wallace
Duke Watson
as Murdock
Lillian Bond
as Daisy's girl
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Critic Reviews for The Big Trees

All Critics (3)

An unconvincing outdoor soap opera, with pseudospiritual overtones...

October 24, 2019 | Full Review…

Leading man Kirk Douglas has himself referred to "The Big Trees" as a bad movie. Bad is perhaps a little harsh, but just a little.

December 21, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Kirk Douglas took no salary in exchange for getting his release from his contract with Warners.

March 16, 2010 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Big Trees


I found this movie predictable, and it has some bad attempts at humor too. I really wasn't impressed with this story, although I am glad that there were some people who were thinking about the environment back then.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


Conventional western set in Northern California with Kirk the ruthless swindler amidst colorful settings and a good supporting cast. If you like westerns this one isn't bad but it's not particularly memorable either.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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