Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Following graduation, he finds employment as a Dirk falls in love with artist Dallas O'Mara and proposes marriage. Was this review helpful to you? Roelf and Dallas leave together, and Dirk bemoans the path his life has taken. Certificate: Passed But, why quibble? So Big (1953) -- (Movie Clip) All Problems In Life Selina (Jane Wyman) trying to teach thick-headed farmer Pervus (Sterling Hayden), who will become her husband, and managing jealous young Roelf (Richard Beymer), in Robert Wise's version of Edna Ferber's So Big, 1953. After being fired for insubordination, homicide detective Mike Carter is hired as bodyguard by the owner of a local meat-packing plant where a meat inspector has been murdered.

She meets Pervus DeJong and eventually accepts his proposal of marriage, settling into the daily routine of a farmer's wife. After a few years Pervus dies. 21 of 26 people found this review helpful. Martha Hyer is a bit out of her league as the would-be vamp seeking to lead Forrest astray. Read the full synopsis of So Big, 1953, directed by Robert Wise, with Jane Wyman, Sterling Hayden, Nancy Olson, at Turner Classic Movies Even so, the performance of Miss Wyman holds up right through to the end, and the character she sets throughout the first part stands firm amid the flow of glycerin tears.On October 5, 1953, Independent Exhibitors Film Bulletin rated There is no record that a VHS version of the film has been released; When the boy is eight years old, Pervus dies and Selina struggles to run the farm alone. 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. He has a crush on her, but it is Pervus she marries. Certificate: Passed View the TCMDb entry for So Big (1953) Planted in a Tokyo crime syndicate, a U.S. Army Investigator attempts to probe the coinciding death of a fellow Army official. After discovering the boy has an ear for music, Selina gives Roelf piano lessons and encourages his artistic talents, leading him away from juvenile delinquency.

Her father offers to invest in Selina's plan to grow exotic vegetables. Reformed parolee Steve Lacey is caught in the middle when a wounded former cellmate seeks him out for shelter.

Forest in fact becomes an architect, but his mom literally and figuratively drags him back down to earth every so often. Use the HTML below. There she rents a room in the home of Klaas Pool, who lives with his unhappy wife Maartje and intelligent but troubled adolescent son Roelf. Facing financial difficulties, Selina reunites with Julie, now the divorced mother of two. Two detectives seek a stripper's killer in the Japanese quarter of Los Angeles, but a love triangle threatens their friendship. Dirk, like Roelf, exhibits signs of artistic abilities. From her earliest appearance...to her ultimate poignant scene...she is humble, restrained and sure...Where the picture falls down is in those phases in which the grown-up son goes to Chicago and gets himself infected with false notions of a successful career. Dirk is their only child. Here John Twist's adaptation and Mr. August Hempel, the father of her best friend Julie, secures her a teaching position in New Holland, a small Dutch farming community outside Chicago. A ruthless college student resorts to murder in an attempt to marry an heiress. After graduating, he finds a job as an architect, but forgoes his dream in favor of an immediate financial success. A teenager who witnesses the murder of his father vows to exact revenge on the four mobsters involved in the killing. The poignance of the mother's disappointment in her dearly loved son goes awry. She and Dirk travel to the Chicago Haymarket to sell their produce, but no one there will deal with a woman. She wants more for Dirk and guides his life until he graduates from college as an architect. Crime Remarkable soaper gets bravura lead performance by Jane Wyman. He, Dallas, and Dirk visit Selina, and the two women become friends. In the 1950s, a poor Georgia cotton farmer and his sons search for the gold presumably buried on the farm by their grandfather but problems related to poverty, marital infidelity, unemployment and booze threaten to destroy their family. On October 27, 1953, Warner Bros. also put on a "carriage trade" premiere of Despite the fact that the story is "dated," that it offers a very familiar theme and that the present production is loaded with some typical "Hollywood" flaws, there is still a great deal of solid substance in this latest retelling of the tale ...For the better part of the picture, we are largely indebted to Jane Wyman...remarkably strong and effective in every forthright little bit she does. Movie Info This 1953 tear-jerker is the third film version of the Edna Ferber novel So Big. In the late 1890s, a young widowed woman becomes a successful farmer and can send her son, nicknamed 'So Big', to college. Certificate: GP With no law within 200 miles horse rancher Jeremy Rodak runs his spread with an iron hand and deals with rustlers even more ruthlessly. With a young child and only the farm, Selina begins her quest to grow high quality vegetables. His mother tells him it is not too late to pursue his creative dreams.

Police Lieut. The dark side and hypocrisy of provincial American life is seen through the eyes of five children as they grow to adulthood at the turn-of-the-century. It's a lesson she imparts to her son who when he's full grown is played by Steve Forest. A meek milquetoast of a clerk's mistaken for public enemy N° 1, and the notorious killer takes advantage of the situation She stays with the Pools and teaches young Roelf piano.