MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,699 this week

So Big (1953)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  31 October 1953 (USA)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 337 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 4 critic

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. ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel),
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
R7
a list of 40 titles
created 26 Apr 2012
 
list image
a list of 42 titles
created 01 May 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 14 May 2013
 
a list of 1152 titles
created 06 Aug 2013
 
a list of 252 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "So Big" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: So Big (1953)

So Big (1953) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of So Big.

User Polls

Won 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A ruthless doctor and his young prize student find themselves continually harassed by their murderous supplier of illegal cadavers.

Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Henry Daniell
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Snooty concert pianist Eric Phillips is tired and beginning to fear he's losing his talent. His condition is not helped when he discovers he's the owner of an apartment building and the ... See full summary »

Director: Delmer Daves
Stars: David Niven, Jane Wyman, Victor Moore
Born to Kill (1947)
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A calculating divorcée risks her chances at wealth and security with a man she doesn't love by getting involved with the hotheaded murderer romancing her foster sister.

Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Claire Trevor, Lawrence Tierney, Walter Slezak
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A prostitute, sentenced to death for alleged murder, pleads her innocence.

Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Susan Hayward, Simon Oakland, Virginia Vincent
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

With the Civil War about to begin, Southern saboteurs attack frontier railroad construction.

Director: Ray Nazarro
Stars: Sterling Hayden, Eve Miller, Barton MacLane
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A film that chronicles the events of the Hindenburg disaster in which a zeppelin burst into flames.

Director: Robert Wise
Stars: George C. Scott, Anne Bancroft, William Atherton
Star! (1968)
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Film based on life of actress Gertrude Lawrence, on- and offstage, takes the opportunity to feature extravagant musical production numbers with 'Julie Andrews' , acting, singing and dancing.

Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Julie Andrews, Richard Crenna, Michael Craig
Drama | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Wartime romance about a lonely man and woman who meet one rainy afternoon in New York.

Director: Rudolph Maté
Stars: Jane Wyman, Van Johnson, Peggie Castle
Audrey Rose (1977)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A stranger attempts to convince a happily married couple that their daughter is actually his daughter reincarnated.

Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Marsha Mason, John Beck
Certificate: Passed Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Rocky Graziano is building a career in crime, when he's finally caught and arrested. In jail, he is undisciplined, always getting into trouble. When he gets out after many years he has ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Paul Newman, Pier Angeli, Everett Sloane
War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

World War II action in Italy involving fighter pilot's last sortie, and the help he receives from Italian partisans in an effort to complete it.

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: Sterling Hayden, J. Carrol Naish, Joy Page
So Big (1924)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Charles Brabin
Stars: Colleen Moore, Joseph De Grasse, John Bowers
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
Elisabeth Fraser ...
...
Walter Coy ...
...
...
Roland Winters ...
...
Ruth Swanson ...
Dorothy Christy ...
...
Lillian Kemble-Cooper ...
Miss Fister (as Lily Kemble)
Edit

Storyline

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 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 <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

How Big is a Big Picture?

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

31 October 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Herz aus Gold  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Tommy Rettig and Jon Provost both portrayed a young Dirk. They both were also cast as Lassie's boy master in the TV series. See more »

Quotes

Dallas O'Mara: You can't hide splendor, Dirk.
See more »

Connections

Version of So Big! (1932) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Engrossing soap opera but superficial...
3 September 2010 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Despite the above cited drawback, this Edna Ferber story of a mother's love with that stifling title, SO BIG, seems aimed at the tear ducts to give JANE WYMAN another chance to show how well she can age from young woman to maturity to old age with a nice array of expressions and changes of hairdo and make-up.

She's really the best thing about SO BIG. It's story is a simple, even trite saga of a woman who wants all the best things for her son, especially since she has to rear him single-handedly once her husband (farmer STERLING HAYDEN) dies. Hayden gives such a persuasive performance that once he's gone, the picture suffers from his untimely death and the remaining scenes never achieve the same intensity of the earlier ones. Brief performances from dependable players like NANCY OLSON, MARTHA HYER and a very young RICHARD BEYMER help sustain interest in the long-winded plot.

There is an appropriately agreeable score by Max Steiner to emphasize the soap suds and the usual dramatics, but this somehow misses the mark as what should have been a superior vehicle of its kind despite having all the trimmings.

STEVE FORREST, as Wyman's "so big" son, has moments when his resemblance to real-life brother Dana Andrews is remarkable. Unfortunately, his role is poorly written without giving him the chance to show much acting range.


5 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Schoolroom piano practicepiano
This film used Auntie Mame's staircase laxlon
Discuss So Big (1953) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?