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Comprised of eight unrelated episodes of inconsistent quality, this anthology piece of American propaganda features some of MGM Studios' best directors, screenwriters and actors; it is narrated by Louis Calhern. Stories are framed by the lecture of a university professor. In one tale a Boston resident becomes angry when the census forgets to record her presence. Another sketch chronicles the achievements of African Americans while still another pays tongue-in-cheek tribute to Texas.

  1. John McNulty

    Story

  2. Claudia Cranston

    Writer

  3. Ray Chordes

    Writer

  4. Don Weis

    Director

  5. Edgar Brooke

    Story

  6. William Ludwig

    Writer

  7. Allen Rivkin

    Story

  8. Isobel Lennart

    Story

  9. Clarence Brown

    Director

  10. Don Hartman

    Director

  11. Charles Palmer

    Writer

  12. Richard Thorpe

    Director

  13. Joseph Petracca

    Story

  14. Charles Vidor

    Director

  15. Helen Deutsch

    Writer

  16. Dore Schary

    Writer

  17. Dorothy Kingsley

    Writer

  18. George Wells

    Story

  19. Lucille Schlossberg

    Writer

  20. William A. Wellman

    Director

  21. John Sturges

    Director

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  1. Ethel Barrymore

    Ethel Barrymore

    Mrs. Brian Patrick Riordan

  2. Keefe Brasselle

    Keefe Brasselle

    Sgt. Maxie Klein

  3. Gary Cooper

    Gary Cooper

    Texas

  4. Nancy Reagan

    Nancy Reagan

    Miss Coleman

  5. Van Johnson

    Van Johnson

    Rev. Adam Burch

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It's a Big Country
It's a Big Country

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  • November 20, 1951
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 29m

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