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So Big (1953)

Warner Bros. released So Big on September 8, 1995. Robert Wise directed the film starring Jane Wyman, Sterling Hayden, and Nancy Olson.

‘So Big’ Plot Summary

After the death of her father and the loss of his fortune, Selina takes a job teaching school in the Dutch community of New Holland. She stays with the Pools and teaches young Roelf piano. He has a crush on her, but it is Pervus she marries. Dirk is their only child. After a few years Pervus dies. With a young child and only the farm, Selina begins her quest to grow high quality vegetables. She wants more for Dirk and guides his life until he graduates from college as an architect. As her vegetable label prospers, she sees Paula control Dirk’s life as he moves away from creating and into sales, which is not where he wants to go.

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Warner Bros. released So Big on October 21, 1953. Robert Wise directed the film starring Jane Wyman, Sterling Hayden, and Nancy Olson.

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  1. Hi Bobby. Thanks for the shout out. I suggested you review this since you mentioned it as a title worthy of Criterion a while back. I haven’t seen it yet, have it on my dvr.

    1. Thanks, Eddie. Always nice to see your name up in lights! Yeah, after finally finding and watching it, not sure I’d say it was Criterion-worthy now. It had just never been released and Criterion does such a nice job w obscure titles. It’s definitely worth a watch for the “lifetime movie checklist” though. Let me know what you think once you get around to it.

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