The Big Trees [DVD] [1952]

  • SKU: 5150409
  • Release Date: 11/19/2002
  • Rating: PG
  • 4.0 (1)
Alpha Video's The Big Trees is one of many DVD releases of the public domain Technicolor movie, and it has its virtues, including a very sharp, crisply detailed image and excellent sound. Not so impressive is the Technicolor, which seems slightly muted in tone and lacks the richness that this reviewer has seen in some late-night public television broadcasts of the movie. In other words, it looks about like the film would have looked at the tail-end of its original copyright term (after which it was allowed to lapse into the public domain), and that's not bad, considering its budget pricing -- the color, though slightly muted, is consistent throughout and well defined. The source print is completely intact, right down to the original Warner Bros. logo, which is blacked out as the studio's herald music is played. The usual Alpha six chapters are adequate to this movie, which is pretty straightforward in its action and plot. The disc opens automatically to a simple three-selection menu.
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The Big Trees
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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Eve Miller
    Eve Miller - Alicia Chadwick
  • Patrice Wymore
    Patrice Wymore - Daisy Fisher
  • Edgar Buchanan
    Edgar Buchanan - Yukon Burns
  • Roy Roberts
    Roy Roberts - Judge Crenshaw
  • Charles Meredith
    Charles Meredith - Elder Bixby

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1 Reviews
100%of customers recommend this product.

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