It's a Big Country (1951)

11/20/1951 (US) ComedyDrama 1h 29m

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Overview

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. Clarence Brown

    Director

  2. Charles Vidor

    Director

  3. William A. Wellman

    Director

  4. Don Weis

    Director

  5. Don Hartman

    Director

  6. Richard Thorpe

    Director

  7. John Sturges

    Director

  8. John McNulty

    Story

  9. Allen Rivkin

    Story

  10. Edgar Brooke

    Story

  11. Isobel Lennart

    Story

  12. George Wells

    Story

  13. Joseph Petracca

    Story

  14. William Ludwig

    Writer

  15. Dorothy Kingsley

    Writer

  16. Helen Deutsch

    Writer

  17. Dore Schary

    Writer

  18. Ray Chordes

    Writer

  19. Claudia Cranston

    Writer

  20. Charles Palmer

    Writer

  21. Lucille Schlossberg

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  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

  6. Gene Kelly

    Gene Kelly

    Icarus Xenophon

  7. Janet Leigh

    Janet Leigh

    Rosa Szabo Xenophon

  8. Marjorie Main

    Marjorie Main

    Mrs. Wrenley

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It's a Big Country

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget -

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Content Score

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