It's a Big Country

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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. John Sturges

    Director

  2. George Wells

    Story

  3. William A. Wellman

    Director

  4. Helen Deutsch

    Writer

  5. Don Hartman

    Director

  6. Dore Schary

    Writer

  7. Dorothy Kingsley

    Writer

  8. Charles Palmer

    Writer

  9. Clarence Brown

    Director

  10. Charles Vidor

    Director

  11. Joseph Petracca

    Story

  12. Don Weis

    Director

  13. Lucille Schlossberg

    Writer

  14. Richard Thorpe

    Director

  15. Edgar Brooke

    Story

  16. Ray Chordes

    Writer

  17. Allen Rivkin

    Story

  18. Isobel Lennart

    Story

  19. William Ludwig

    Writer

  20. Claudia Cranston

    Writer

  21. John McNulty

    Story

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

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 29m

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Release Information

  • November 20, 1951
    Theatrical

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