It's a Big Country (1951)

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

Main cast
Ethel Barrymore; Keefe Brasselle; Gary Cooper; Nancy Reagan; Van Johnson

Genres
Comedy, Drama

Description
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.


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