• It's a Big Country (1951)

It's a Big Country

Release Date: 1951

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary

This collection of eight independent vignettes presents a cross-section of America, circa 1951. Elderly Mrs. Riordan (Ethel Barrymore) is crestfallen when she learns that she was not counted in the census. Stefan (S.Z. Sakall), a Hungarian immigrant with a grudge against Greeks, objects when his daughter, Rosa (Janet Leigh), marries Greek-American Icarus (Gene Kelly). And a cowboy named Texas (Gary Cooper) gives his assessment of the state he shares a name with.

Cast: Ethel Barrymore, Gary Cooper, Van Johnson, Keefe Brasselle, Nancy Reagan, Gene Kelly, Keenan Wynn, Fredric March

Director: Charles Vidor , Richard Thorpe , John Sturges , Don Hartman , Don Weis , Clarence Brown , William A. Wellman

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Underdog, Inspiring, Love, 1950s, School, Rise, Heartwarming, Transformation