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      Our Town

      Released Jun 13, 1940 1h 30m Drama List
      86% Tomatometer 7 Reviews 46% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings For the residents of Grover's Corners, daily life proceeds at a predictable pace. The milkman (Stuart Erwin) arrives like clockwork, the neighbors perpetually gossip about nothing and children contemplate their future. Two of these children, George (William Holden) and Emily (Martha Scott), fall in love as adults and, despite last-minute nerves, get married. Their happiness does not last, however, as Emily dies during the birth of a child. Returning as a ghost, she ponders her existence. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      John Kinloch California Eagle Our Town is the dramatic mother lode. Indisputably, this is a great motion picture. Oct 29, 2019 Full Review Steve Crum Video-Reviewmaster.com Dated, yes. But it still catches in the throat. Nostalgic, loving, happy, sad. Rated: 5/5 Feb 17, 2008 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com 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. Rated: B+ Dec 24, 2006 Full Review Daniel M. Kimmel Worcester Telegram & Gazette Rated: 3/5 Jul 10, 2004 Full Review Michelle Alexandria Eclipse Magazine Rated: 3/5 Dec 29, 2003 Full Review Eric Lurio Greenwich Village Gazette Pretty good, but did Wilder know Wood screwed up the ending? Rated: 3/5 Dec 12, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Jeff S Homey retrospective about the so-called little things in life and some that aren't so little. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/09/24 Full Review Audience Member Absolutely beautiful & meaningful that most people now days can &/or would never understand! Too bad u can't turn back the hands of time?!? DEF a movie worth watching & offering ur opinion so others who haven't seen it would hopefully enjoy it also! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Like a crappier what a wonderful life except instead of being about one person who u genuinely get to know and like, its about this boring ass town in the early 1900s. At times the film is sexist and just generally silly. The teens are obvi old and they get so dramatic its annoying. There is little wisdom in this film, except to take the time to enjoy your family. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review david l Our Town is a very mediocre Oscar nominee that features some fine performances and a couple of charming scenes here and there, but most of the movie plays out like a boring, stagey slice of life tale with a simplistic message and annoyingly dated narration. It is way too simple and thin to be appreciated more. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Blobbo X Our Town make Blobbo blubber. Great score, too. (Not sure why common copy's sound so muddled, though.) Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/30/23 Full Review steve d This may be the best version of Our Town, but it is still Our Town. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis For the residents of Grover's Corners, daily life proceeds at a predictable pace. The milkman (Stuart Erwin) arrives like clockwork, the neighbors perpetually gossip about nothing and children contemplate their future. Two of these children, George (William Holden) and Emily (Martha Scott), fall in love as adults and, despite last-minute nerves, get married. Their happiness does not last, however, as Emily dies during the birth of a child. Returning as a ghost, she ponders her existence.
      Director
      Sam Wood
      Producer
      Sol Lesser
      Screenwriter
      Thornton Wilder, Frank Craven
      Production Co
      Sol Lesser Productions
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 13, 1940, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 11, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 30m
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