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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>

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Ein Herz aus Gold  »

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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 »

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Dallas O'Mara: You can't hide splendor, Dirk.
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Vintage Wyman in a four-hankie tear-jerker
22 May 2000 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

If you like terrific acting, triumphs over adversity, laced with plenty of life's heartbreaks, So Big is what Hollywood does best for you. Contrived? A bit. Overly Theatrical? guilty as charged. Gripping melodrama from beginning to end? You bet. It's all relationship-driven so men who disdain "chick-flicks" should leave this one alone. All others should find it as wonderful as I do.


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