Cinema: The New Pictures, Aug. 11, 1952

The Big Sky (Winchester; RKO Radio), based on A. B. Guthrie Jr.'s 1947 novel, can best be described as a northwestern—the story of a grueling, 1,200-mile fur-trading trek up the uncharted

Missouri River from St. Louis during the 18303. On board the whisky-laden keelboat Mandan are a brawling Creole crew captained by roly-poly Frenchie (Steven Geray); a couple of Kentucky mountain men, high-spirited Jim Deakins (Kirk Douglas) and hot-tempered Boone Caudill (Dewey Martin); and a hostage Blackfoot princess named Teal Eye (Elizabeth Threatt), who has been taken along to safeguard the expedition against...

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