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Home Town Story (1951)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  18 May 1951 (USA)
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Blake Washburn blames manufacturer MacFarland for his defeat in the race for re-election to the state legislature. He takes over his uncle's newspaper to take on big business as an enemy of... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jeffrey Lynn ...
Blake Washburn
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John MacFarland
Marjorie Reynolds ...
Janice Hunt
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Slim Haskins
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Iris Martin
Barbara Brown ...
Mrs. Washburn
Melinda Plowman ...
Katie Washburn
Renny McEvoy ...
Leo, the Taxi Driver
Glenn Tryon ...
Ken Kenlock
Byron Foulger ...
Berny Miles
Griff Barnett ...
Uncle Cliff Washburn
Virginia Campbell ...
Phoebe Hartman
Harry Harvey ...
Andy Butterworth
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Dr. Johnson
Speck Noblitt ...
Motorcycle Officer
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Blake Washburn blames manufacturer MacFarland for his defeat in the race for re-election to the state legislature. He takes over his uncle's newspaper to take on big business as an enemy of the people. Miss Martin works in the "Herald" newspaper office. When tragedy strikes, Blake must re-examine his views. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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This is one of a handful of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer productions of the 1950-1951 period whose original copyrights were never renewed and are now apparently in Public Domain; for this reason this title is now offered, often in very inferior copies, at bargain prices, by numerous VHS and DVD distributors who do not normally handle copyrighted or Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer material. See more »

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Iris Martin: I always treat men with respect so they do the same to me.
Slim Haskins: Let me know when that works!
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Mediocre film about journalism with a newcomer Marilyn Monroe
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An ex-politician called Blake Washburn (Jeffrey Lynn) and now an ambitious journalist blames a manager and Senator McFarland (Donald Crisp) for election as a senator but he was defeated . Then he denounces the big business in a newspaper called ¨The Herald¨ . He confronts his enemy by means of news , complaining about the profits melon and excessive richness of stockholders . At the newspaper works a gorgeous secretary called Iris (Marilyn Monroe) . When an unfortunate fact happens , his small sister is trapped into a mine , Washburn ought to examine his point of views and consider the profits to the customer .

The film contains social critical , drama and a little bit of comedy . The picture is short time , one hour approximately , for that reason is quickly seen and isn't boring . This is one of a handful of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer productions of the 1950-1951 period whose original copyrights were never renewed and are now apparently in Public Domain . It appears notorious secondary actors as Donald Crisp (How green was my valley), he makes an intelligent speech about profits . And , of course , Marilyn Monroe , before becoming famous with Niagara (1953) she acted in various roles as a blonde sexpot secretary . Marilyn Monroe was often expected to provide her own wardrobe , in fact , the sweater with the grey body and black sleeves that she wears worn previously in Fireball (1950) and in the final scene in All about Eva (1950). The motion picture was regularly directed by Arthur Pierson . Rating : passable and entertaining.


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