So Big

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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.

  1. John Twist


  2. Robert Wise


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  1. Jane Wyman

    Jane Wyman

    Selina DeJong

  2. Sterling Hayden

    Sterling Hayden

    Pervis DeJong

  3. Steve Forrest

    Steve Forrest

    Dirk DeJong

  4. Nancy Olson

    Nancy Olson

    Dallas O'Mara

  5. Elisabeth Fraser

    Elisabeth Fraser

    Julie Hempel

  6. Martha Hyer

    Martha Hyer

    Paula Hempel

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 41m

Budget -

Revenue -

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  • October 21, 1953



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