About the film
patriotism anthology episodic americana
It's a Big Country
Release Date: November 20, 1951
|Slogan||:||«A world of entertainment from M-G-M!»|
|Director||:||John Sturges, William A. Wellman, Charles Vidor, Richard Thorpe, Clarence Brown, Don Hartman, Don Weis|
|Writers||:||George Wells, Dore Schary, Helen Deutsch, Dorothy Kingsley, Joseph Petracca, Allen Rivkin, William Ludwig, Isobel Lennart, Edgar Brooke, Ray Chordes, Claudia Cranston, John McNulty, Charles Palmer, Lucille Schlossberg|
Comprised of eight unrelated episodes of inconsistent quality, this anthology piece of American propaganda features some of MGM Studios' best directors, screenwriters and actors; it is narrated by Louis Calhern. Stories are framed by the lecture of a university professor. In one tale a Boston resident becomes angry when the census forgets to record her presence. Another sketch chronicles the achievements of African Americans while still another pays tongue-in-cheek tribute to Texas.