The Big Country

Revealing mistake: When McKay and Ramon are riding into Blanco Canyon to rescue Julie, you can see a diesel loading shovel with its bucket raised in the bottom of the frame of one of the scenic shots. Presumably the scene was shot in a quarry and they didn't get all the equipment out.

Continuity mistake: At the start in the wide shot of town, when the stage coach enters town three horse back riders pass the coach. The very next shot from the town shows the riders now trailing the coach.


Trivia: Burl Ives plays Rufus Hannassey, the father of Buck Hannassey (Chuck Connors). In real life, Ives was only 11 years older than Connors.


Buck Hannassey: You want me, Pa?
Rufus Hannassey: Before you was born I did.

Major Henry Terrill: This is the west, Jim, a man is still expected to defend himself. If he allows people to think he won't, he's in trouble. Bad trouble.

Major Henry Terrill: If there's anything I admire more than a dedicated friend, it is a dedicated enemy.

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