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Bogart and Bacall in The Big Sleep (1946).

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Dewey Martin behind the scenes of The Big Sky (1952) with Howard Hawks’ daughter Barbara, who was cast as an extra.

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Dewey Martin and Elizabeth Threatt in a rather unnecessary gif from The Big Sky (1952).

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Kirk Douglas and his son Michael on location in Wyoming for The Big Sky (1952).  Kirk was last seen at the age of 101 at the Golden Globes in January 2018.  His last film was a 2008 tv movie.  Michael’s last film was the obscure Unlocked in 2017.  Before that, he was in Ant Man (2015), and he has three projects currently in production, including a tv series and an Ant Man sequel.

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Kirk Douglas as Jim Deakins in The Big Sky (1952).  Howard Hawks’ second film at RKO Studios, after the box office flop Bringing Up Baby (1938).

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Steven Geray in an original publicity still for The Big Sky (1952).

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Elizabeth Threatt was a model before and after her only film appearance in The Big Sky (1952).

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Hank Worden as Poor Devil in The Big Sky (1952), one of his 221 acting credits from his uncredited debut as a barfly in Howard Hawks’ Barbary Coast (1935), to four episodes of the original Twin Peaks (1990-91) as a 90 year old bellboy at the Twin Peak Lodge.

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colorized scene from The Big Sky (1952)

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To get around the problem of having a blue eyed American Indian, Elizabeth Threatt’s character was named Teal Eye in The Big Sky (1952).

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Dewey Martin, Arthur Hunnicut and Kirk Douglas in a screencap from The Big Sky (1952).

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Hawks on the set of The Big Sky with Kirk Douglas

Howard Hawks shows Kirk Douglas how to throw a punch for The Big Sky (1951).

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Howard Hawks behind the scenes of The Big Sky (1951) with Kirk Douglas and Elizabeth Threatt.

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Director Howard Hawks, cinematographer Russell Harlan and star Kirk Douglas on location for The Big Sky (1951).

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Kirk Douglas in costume as Jim Deakins in a publicity photo for The Big Sky (1952).  Howard Hawks considered Marlon Brando for the role but Marlon was unaffordable for RKO Studios even at this early point in Marlon’s career.