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So Big (1953)

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101 min | Drama, Romance, Western

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 ...See moreAfter 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. Written by Tony Fontana See less
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Ellsworth Fredericks (as Ellsworth Fredricks)
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Oct 31, 1953 (United States)

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Jane Wyman
Selina DeJong Selina DeJong   See fewer
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Sterling Hayden
Pervis DeJong Pervis DeJong   See fewer
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Nancy Olson
Dallas O'Mara Dallas O'Mara   See fewer
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Steve Forrest
Dirk DeJong Dirk DeJong   See fewer
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Elisabeth Fraser
Julie Hempel Julie Hempel   See fewer
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Martha Hyer
Paula Hempel Paula Hempel   See fewer
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Walter Coy
Roelf Pool Roelf Pool   See fewer
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Richard Beymer
Roelf, Age 12-16 Roelf, Age 12-16   See fewer
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Tommy Rettig
Dirk, Age 8 Dirk, Age 8   See fewer
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Roland Winters
Klaas Pool Klaas Pool   See fewer
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Jacques Aubuchon
August Hempel August Hempel   See fewer
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Ruth Swanson
Maartje Pool Maartje Pool   See fewer
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Dorothy Christy
Widow Paarlenberg Widow Paarlenberg   See fewer
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Oliver Blake
Adam Ooms Adam Ooms   See fewer
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Lillian Kemble-Cooper
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Abdullah Abbas
Hawker (uncredited) Hawker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Aldrich
Moving Man (uncredited) Moving Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Alexander
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Clay Bennett
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Al (uncredited) Al (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cook (uncredited) Cook (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 549 votes