The Big Trees

Kirk Douglas stars as a corrupt lumberjack who conspires to steal valuable land owned by a religious sect.
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DVD Features:

  • Art Direction Edward Carrere
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 29 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: November 26, 2002
  • Originally Released: 1952
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case

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Entertainment Reviews:


User Ratings: 296
Rating: 2/4 -- 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. Full Review
Dec 21, 2015
Rating: C- -- Kirk Douglas took no salary in exchange for getting his release from his contract with Warners. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Mar 16, 2010
An unconvincing outdoor soap opera, with pseudospiritual overtones... Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Oct 24, 2019

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A peaceful Quaker colony is thrown into turmoil by the arrival of a fast-talking lumber man. A new law will enable his company to harvest millions of dollars from the majestic redwood forests if the locals will let him. The community refuses to see their beloved sequoias wiped out, and pleads with the greedy businessman to halt the destruction. As their clash of ideas rages on, an even greater threat to the trees emerges. Beautiful color photography, stunning scenery, and superb performances combine to make The Big Trees a vivid and inspiring production.

Product Description:

Tough lumber baron Jim Fallon wants to take control of a verdant forest valley, where a colony of Quakers have taken up residence. A battle ensues for control of the towering forest. Spectacular scenery and fierce dramatic action typify this big screen production with staunch Kirk Douglas in the starring role.

Plot Synopsis:

A ruthless land speculator schemes to shift a group of religious settlers off their land.


Production Notes:

  • Color by Technicolor.
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You axed for it!!! Movie Lover: from Paris, Texas -- October, 21, 2008

Kirk Douglas swings a mean ax when he's pissed. And these religious moonies axed for it. Kirk wants that lumber, BAAAAAD!!!, and those tree huggin', wacky tobacky smoking Christ hippies better shake it fast and watch themselves. TIMBER!!!

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  • Sales Rank: 4,953
  • UPC: 089218611291
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