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Our Town (1940)

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Based on Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play about rural home town America (Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire) at the beginning of the 20th century, this is a simple, yet powerful, film adaptation. It features a wonderful score by Aaron Copland and the indelible mark of world renowned production designer, William Cameron Menzies (Things to Come, Invaders from Mars.) Wilder’s play and this film focus on two American families, Dr. and Mrs. Gibbs, whose son, George (William Holden), falls in love and marries Emily Webb (Martha Scott), daughter of Editor Frank Webb and Mrs. Webb.

-Corinth Films

Watch Kevin Christopher's introduction to the film

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