Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century. People grow up, get married, live, and die. Milk and the newspaper get delivered every morning, and nobody locks... See full summary »
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Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century. People grow up, get married, live, and die. Milk and the newspaper get delivered every morning, and nobody locks their front doors. Written by
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Martha Scott was not considered for the role of "Emily" at first, because of her poor screen test for the role of "Melanie" in Gone with the Wind (1939), but she was chosen after much auditioning of other actresses. See more »
Studio lights are reflected on the mourners' rain-soaked umbrellas. See more »
Mrs. Julia Hersey Gibbs:
It seems to me, once in your life, before you die, you ought to see a country where they don't speak any English and they don't even want to.
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Beautiful and lyrical albeit not what Thornton Wilder intended!
Having first seen this movie as a small child on TV I was amazed at the fact that Emily really did die in the play. It seemed to me that it was all the more moving that she did live as this movie was done prior to World War II and was probably intended as an affirmation of life. More than that it was so delicately handled and all the characters so meticulously outlined that the message of America as it was pre-war and the joyous lives of all Americans - was more the intent. A wonderful movie and I wish we had more of them.
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