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So Big! (1932)

Unrated  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  30 April 1932 (USA)
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Selina lived well until her father Simeon died. Her aunts sold the estate and put her in a boarding school. As an adult she wants to be a teacher in farming country. She falls in love with ... See full summary »

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Mabel, a 'Fancy Woman'
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Selina lived well until her father Simeon died. Her aunts sold the estate and put her in a boarding school. As an adult she wants to be a teacher in farming country. She falls in love with and marries Pervus, a Dutch farmer she has been tutoring. When he dies her hopes lie with their son Dirk, who disappoints her by giving up architecture for stock brokerage. Her new hope is Roelfe, the son of her former boardinghouse keeper and a sculptor. Dirk falls in love with Dallas O'Mara, whom Selina hopes will be the inspiration for her son's salvation. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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30 April 1932 (USA)  »

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Lille mor  »

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Bernhard Kaun composed original music for the trailer. See more »

Quotes

Dirk De Jong: Listen, Dallas, what do you think of me, anyway?
Miss Dallas O'Mara: [Indifferently] You're a nice young man.
Dirk De Jong: [Somewhat deflated] Oh, well that's like telling a fella' he "means well."
Miss Dallas O'Mara: Sorry, but you asked for it.
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A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
(uncredited)
Text by Martin Luther, Translated by Frederick H. Hedge
Played and sung in church
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Probably Stanwyck's Best Movie
22 May 2003 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

This movie is simple and true to the tale it tells.

The casting is fine and honorable. Barbara Stanwyck is very touching as the young schoolteacher in a rural area.

The way she arrives at the name for the person who is the tile character is sweet and genuine.

When we flash forward, and she is made up to look genuinely older, he is a real pill, and our hearts break. But what better salvation for a young man on the make could there be than the young, blonde Bette Davis, forceful and sympathetic as an artist who turns him around so his mother can again be proud of him.


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