A really big family

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
German title A really big family
Original title The Really Big Family
Country of production United States
original language English
Publishing year 1966
length 51 minutes
Director Alexander Grasshoff
script Arthur Bramble ,
Nicolas Noxon
production Alexander Grasshoff
camera Vilis Lapenieks
cut John Soh

A truly great family is an American documentary from the year 1966 .


The film describes the life of the Catholic Dukes family from Seattle . The married couple Bill and Louise live in a small house with 18 children. Tensions among family members and financial bottlenecks put a strain on family life.

Bill Dukes works as an assembly inspector at the aircraft manufacturer Boeing . His understanding of his role as a father is influenced by Louise's beliefs. The film focuses on the wedding preparations for the eldest daughter Bobbi.


In 1967 the film was nominated for an Oscar in the category of best documentary .

Web links

Individual evidence