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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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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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One of Barbara Stanwyck's favorites of her own film. 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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Daisy Bell (A Bicycle Built For Two)
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Music by Harry Dacre (1892)
Played as background in the opening scene
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Quite fine
30 July 2006 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This is an extremely condensed version of Edna Ferber's Pulitzer Prize winning novel. It moves much too fast, missing the epic scope of Ferber's writing, but it works on its own small terms, establishing characters, filling them out, though in miniature, and telling Ferber's story. I wonder what she thought of this version!

Stanwyck is wonderful in this, simple and straightforward, really playing the character. This was an amazing performer. The more I see of her body of work the more impressed I am. She could do anything, comedy, serious drama, playing all kinds of characters from good to bad, "dames" to ladies.

Bette Davis shines in this early performance. She was only twenty four years old here, and without tricks or gimmicks (the kind she would use increasingly as she got older and the passion for acting faded) she plays a character, inhabits her, plays in the scene and really holds your attention. She looks lovely by the way, even with her platinum dyed tresses.


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