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Dewey Martin as Boone Caudill in an original publicity still for The Big Sky (1952)

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foreign flyer for The Big Sky (1952)

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Steven Geray as Frenchy in an original publicity still for The Big Sky (1952).  Steve was born in an area of Austria-Hungary that is now part of Ukraine, and had 200 acting credits, from a 1929 silent film in Hungary, his first Hollywood film in 1935, to 1966.  His other notable films include The Shanghai Gesture, Phantom of the Opera (1943), Spellbound, Gilda, In a Lonely Place, All About Eve, Call Me Madam, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (as a hotel manager), Ship of Fools, and Our Man Flint,  From 1951 he was often seen on tv, including episodes of Our Miss Brooks, Lassie, three episodes of The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, The Adventures of Superman, December Bride, The Real McCoys, Bonanza, Hazel, Perry Mason, three episodes of The Untouchables, The Donna Reed Show, seven episodes of The Danny Thomas Show, The Outer Limits, The Lucy Show, I Dream of Jeannie, The Man from UNCLE, and The Dick Dan Dyke Show,

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Elizabeth Threatt as Teal Eye in a publicity still for The Big Sky (1952)

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Dewey Martin in an autographed publicity still for The Big Sky (1952) with Howard Hawks’ daughter Barbara, an extra in the film.

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The End of The Big Sky (1952)

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Elizabeth Threatt as Teal Eye in a publicity still for The Big Sky (1952).  She was fine in her only screen credit, but somehow doesn’t leave much of an impression.

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Cinematographer Russell Harlan checking the light on location for The Big Sky (1952).  Russ first worked with Howard Hawks on Red River, and also worked with him on The Thing, Land of the Pharaohs, Rio Bravo, Hatari and Mans Favorite Sport.  Those seven films are more than any other cinematographer.

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Kirk Douglas and his son Michael on location filming The Big Sky (1952)

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Elizabeth Threatt as Teal Eye in a publicity still for The Big Sky (1952)

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Howard Hawks directing The Big Sky (1952).  That’s probably cinematographer Russell Harlan on his right in the white shirt.

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Howard Hawks directing The Big Sky (1952)

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Howard Hawks directing The Big Sky (1952)

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short on the making of The Big Sky (1952)

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trailer for The Big Sky (1952)