Cinema: Also Showing

So Big (Warner) takes Hollywood back for the third time to the soil—pay dirt, that is—of Edna Ferber's Pulitzer Prizewinning 1924 novel. However, the ground has been pretty well cropped-over by now, and the corn cannot be strongly recommended for human consumption. Jane Wyman, nonetheless, injects an attractive glow into the pious heroine, the pure little rich girl who bears poverty, hard work and a doltish husband so meekly that, as would appear, her sufferings later give her the unchallenged right to run her son's life for him. Sterling Hayden is convincingly uninteresting as the husband. Nancy Olson, the son's girl...

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