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Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Our Town is given the Hollywood treatment in this adaptation directed by Sam Wood featuring an evocative score by Aaron Copland and outstanding production design by William Cameron Menzies. Frank Craven is Mr. Morgan, the narrator and our guide through the small town of Grover's Corners in the more innocent American times of 1901, 1904, and 1913. Mr. Morgan chronicles the lives of a handful of Grover's Corners citizens, centering upon Emily Webb (Martha Scott), the daughter of the local newspaper editor (Guy Kibbee), and George Gibbs… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Dated, yes. But it still catches in the throat. Nostalgic, loving, happy, sad."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"today it seems quite dated in its theatrical clunkiness"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"Sam Wood's film version is as experimental and stylized as Thornton Wilder's play, one of the most enduring but also misunderstood plays in American history."
‑ Emanuel Levy, Screendaily
"Pretty good, but did Wilder know Wood screwed up the ending?"
‑ Eric Lurio, Greenwich Village Gazette
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