Both the 'Hammond' and 'Carlotta' lumber companies have performed a great many duties in their time. Such as, cut wood, chop down trees, plug dams, and finance this 89 minute movie made in 1952; Directed by Felix E. Feist; and Starring: Kirk Douglas, Eve Miller, Patrice Wymore, with Edgar Buchanan. Tiimberrrrrrrr!
The Big Trees
You see, from my point of view, there were so many things that happened in this flick, sometimes, it did get a bit too hectic where the story is concerned. For instance, within the first twenty minutes, you'll perceive Kirk's character as some sort of fast-talking business-man, who always seems to know what to say or do. Then, in the next twenty minutes, he transforms into the bad guy, swindling the townsfolk out of their property. After that, he drops out of view completely, and you then focus on the films secondary players. Before finally, this whole 'life-cycle' repeats itself all again in a much quicker fashion, resulting in loss, redemption, plus all of that sort of thing.
Also, something else I'd like to mention about 'The Big Trees', is how it tries to handle the subject of 'nature verses profit', plus how it's main lead -- Kirk's character -- grows as a person when he eventually comes to realize that money isn't everything.
Well, as you can clearly see from what I have stated up above, Kirk does mentally change throughout the course of this film. Nothing definite mind you. Just a behavioral change when he comes to the big understanding that no matter who you think you are, or what you think you have accomplished in your life, at the end of the day human beings are nothing more than a cog in a much bigger and longer wheel.