Our Town
Our Town (1940)

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.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 24, 1940
DVD Release Date: August 15, 2000
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Steve Crum

Dated, yes. But it still catches in the throat. Nostalgic, loving, happy, sad.

James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

today it seems quite dated in its theatrical clunkiness

Emanuel Levy

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.

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Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette

Pretty good, but did Wilder know Wood screwed up the ending?

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Aj V
What a sentimental, sappy, silly movie. You understand the ideas they're trying to convey almost half way through, but they keep beating you over the head… More
John Ballantine
Our Town is one of the best plays that I have seen executed on stage. Evidently, we weren't ready for a good screen adaptation in 1940. Despite the best… More