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. Claudia Cranston

    Writer

  2. Don Hartman

    Director

  3. Helen Deutsch

    Writer

  4. John Sturges

    Director

  5. Richard Thorpe

    Director

  6. Don Weis

    Director

  7. Lucille Schlossberg

    Writer

  8. Charles Vidor

    Director

  9. Joseph Petracca

    Story

  10. Clarence Brown

    Director

  11. William A. Wellman

    Director

  12. Ray Chordes

    Writer

  13. Edgar Brooke

    Story

  14. William Ludwig

    Writer

  15. Isobel Lennart

    Story

  16. John McNulty

    Story

  17. Charles Palmer

    Writer

  18. Dorothy Kingsley

    Writer

  19. Allen Rivkin

    Story

  20. Dore Schary

    Writer

  21. George Wells

    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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  • November 20, 1951
    Theatrical

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