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John Houseman's brief scene as Professor Willard was deleted prior to the original NBC telecast to shorten the show's running time. It was later restored for the laserdisc and home video versions. See more »

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Featured in The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1978) See more »

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what a treat
21 October 2001 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I remember falling in love with Thorton Wilder's wonderful play when I was in high school and I still love it today. This is probably that best play ever written and this adaptation really does it justice. Hal Holbrook is wonderful as the stage manager. He was a great Mark Twain and I don't think I have ever seen an actor who can bring to his roles the everyman and folksy quality that he does. Because this play is really pantomime and done without props, it is really a challenge for the actors and all of them do really well. Robby Benson has often been ridiculed and I feel this is unfair because he does a great job as George (if you overlook the funny way he says "fahmer") Our Town deserves to be called an icon of our culture and I wish everyone could see this superb version. Thorton Wilder would have been very proud.


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