The Big Sky


The Big Sky is Howard Hawks’ 36th film.

The Big Sky premiered Jul 29, 1952 in Chicago.

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Elizabeth Threatt as Teal Eye in The Big Sky (1952), her only film appearance,  She did some modeling before and after.

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Kirk Douglas and Dewey Martin in The Big Sky (1952).  Howard Hawks wanted Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift for the leads.

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Blackfoot Indians in The Big Sky (1952)

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Kirk Douglas on the set of The Big Sky. Kirk is ranked number 17 on American Film Institute’s list of greatest American male screen legends. He will turn 96 in December and can still tell us what it was like working with Howard Hawks.

 

Little Michael Douglas rides on his father Kirk’s shoulders on location filming The Big Sky (1952).  Michael has 59 acting credits so far, dating back to an uncredited bit in 1966, through two films in pre-production for 2017 and 2018.

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The Big Sky (1952) was filmed in Wyoming at Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, the Snake River and Jackson Hole.

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Kirk Douglas in a publicity still for The Big Sky

Kirk Douglas as Jim Deakins in a publicity still for The Big Sky (1952)

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Dewey Martin eyeballs Kirk Douglas in The Big Sky (1952).  Dewey turned 93 years old on Dec 8, 2016.  Kirk turned 100 years old on Dec 9, 2016.

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Kirk Douglas on location in Wyoming filming The Big Sky (1952).

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Dewey Martin and Elizabeth Threatt in a publicity still for The Big Sky

Dewey Martin and Elizabeth Threatt in a publicity still for The Big Sky (1952)

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Howard Hawks filming The Big Sky with Kirk Douglas