IT'S A BIG COUNTRY is a big yawn. Its eight separate episodes, done by some of the best writers and directors in the MGM stable, with some of the best actors in front of the camera, prove too much and not enough at the same time. Openly made as a propaganda film, it begins with Powell
lecturing Whitmore on America. Powell is a university professor and his lecture segues into the vignettes. In Boston, Barrymore is annoyed with the national census takers after being overlooked. Wynn and Murphy appear, after which there is a brief montage about the accomplishments of African
Americans. Then Kelly plays a Greek who takes the hand of Leigh, despite objections from her H...