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Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century.

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George Gibbs
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Emily Webb
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Mrs. Gibbs
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Mrs. Webb
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Dr. Gibbs
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Mr. Webb
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Howie Newsome
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Mr. Morgan
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Mrs. Soames
Philip Wood ...
Simon Stimson
Ruth Tobey ...
Rebecca Gibbs (as Ruth Toby)
Douglas Gardner ...
Wally Webb
Arthur B. Allen ...
Professor Willard (as Arthur Allen)
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Dr. Ferguson
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Constable Warren
Dix Davis ...
Joe Crowell
Tim Davis ...
Si Crowell
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Best Man at Wedding (uncredited)
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Wedding Guest Talking to Constable (uncredited)

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Sam Wood

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Thornton Wilder ... (play)
 
Thornton Wilder ... (screenplay) &
Frank Craven ... (screenplay) &
Harry Chandlee ... (screenplay)

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Sol Lesser ... producer

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Aaron Copland

Cinematography by

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Bert Glennon

Film Editing by

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Sherman Todd

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William Cameron Menzies

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Lewis J. Rachmil

Set Decoration by

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James W. Payne ... (uncredited)

Production Management

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Barney Briskin ... production manager (uncredited)
Alfred Raboch ... unit manager (uncredited)

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John Sherwood ... assistant director
Lee Sholem ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Julia Heron ... interiors
Harry Horner ... associate production designer

Sound Department

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Paul Neal ... sound technician
Thomas T. Moulton ... sound recordist (uncredited)

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Jack Cosgrove ... special photographic effects

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Robert Coburn ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Edward P. Lambert ... wardrobe
Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

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Irvin Talbot ... orchestral director
Louis Kaufman ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Jerome Moross ... orchestrator (uncredited)

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Edward P. Goodnow ... technical advisor
Sol Lesser ... presenter
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Plot Summary

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 John Oswalt

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Also Known As
  • Une petite ville sans histoire (France)
  • Unsere kleine Stadt (Germany)
  • Sinfonía de la vida (Spain)
  • Ha-Ira Shelanu (Israel, Hebrew title)
  • Vår lilla stad (Sweden)
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  • 90 min
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Trivia Film debut of Martha Scott. She 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 »
Goofs The Stage Manager mentions the "Boston train" and the "Albany train" passing through Grover's Corners, NH. The Boston-Albany train line did not (and does not) enter New Hampshire. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Hollywood Ghost Stories (1986). See more »
Soundtracks Art Thou Weary, Art Thou Languid? See more »
Quotes 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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