Dominguez High, in the infamous Compton, CA, has not produced a play in over twenty years. With no money and no stage, two teachers and twenty-four students attempt to produce Thornton Wilder's American Classic OUR TOWN.
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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 »
This is a really fine version of "Our Town." It is much better than the 1940 version which both changed the plot and set the play in a real set. Perhaps what is most charming about this version was the set which had outlines of the houses in which the actions took place.
I especially liked Hal Holbrook as the stage manager and the late John Houseman as the professor.
Our town is a fine piece of literature and this is probably the best version made for screen.
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