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So Big! (1932)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 30 April 1932 (USA)
Following the death of Selena's father, she's offered a job as a teacher in a small town and a new chapter of her life begins.

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Roelf Pool
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Klass Poole
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Pervus De Jong
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Maartje Pool
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Mabel, a 'Fancy Woman'
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The General (scenes deleted)
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August Hemple (scenes deleted)
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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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$228,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Remade with Jane Wyman as Selina Peake. See more »

Quotes

Roelf, age 12: Fields of cabbages just like you said, they are beautiful!
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Connections

Featured in Complicated Women (2003) See more »

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A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
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Text by Martin Luther, Translated by Frederick H. Hedge
Played and sung in church
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Probably Stanwyck's Best Movie

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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