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Thornton Wilder's classic play on Grover's Corners, a fictional small town and its story taking place between 1901 and 1913, dealing with themes as life, death and the everyday routine of ... See full summary »

Director:

James Naughton

Writer:

Thornton Wilder
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jayne Atkinson ... Mrs. Gibbs
Wendy Barrie-Wilson Wendy Barrie-Wilson ... Woman in Balcony
Reathel Bean Reathel Bean ... Man in Auditorium
John Braden John Braden ... Professor Willard
Tom Brennan Tom Brennan ... Joe Stoddard
Kieran Campion ... Baseball Player
Patch Darragh ... Baseball Player
Frank Converse ... Dr. Gibbs
Jane Curtin ... Mrs. Webb
Jeffrey DeMunn ... Mr. Webb
Mia Dillon ... Mrs. Soames
Conor Donovan ... Wally Webb
Ben Fox Ben Fox ... George Gibbs
Kristen Hahn Kristen Hahn ... Rebecca Gibbs
Carter Jackson Carter Jackson ... Sam Craig
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Thornton Wilder's classic play on Grover's Corners, a fictional small town and its story taking place between 1901 and 1913, dealing with themes as life, death and the everyday routine of its many residents, all followed and detailed by the Stage Manager. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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Drama | Family | Romance

Certificate:

PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 2003 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The original Broadway production of "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder opened at Henry Miller's Theater on February 4, 1938, ran for 338 performances and won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1938. See more »

Quotes

Emily: Does anybody realize what life is while they're living it - every, every minute?
Stage Manager: No. Saints and poets, maybe. They do some.
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Version of Robert Montgomery Presents: Our Town (1950) See more »

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Solid production, timeless story
24 May 2003 | by noleanderSee all my reviews

A solid production of this chestnut. Nothing radical or edgy, but for a play like this, who wants edgy? The storyline accounts for 90% of the plays value, so the acting and production values shouldn't be over-analyzed.

This is one of my all-time favorite plays, and I found this production more than satisfactory.

There are only three other versions of "Our Town" available on VHS/DVD, and all have drawbacks (the 1940 version is fuzzy, the 1989 version is overpriced, and the 1977 version is ho-hum). Given the dearth of copies available on VHS or DVD, this new version is a welcome addition to "Our Town" fans.

Paul Newmann gives a _great_ performance as the narrator, and the rest of the cast is fine, too. I would have cast younger actors for Emily and George.

This is a filmed version of the stage play, on stage. There is no audience, and the camera work is fantastic: this was produced by Exxon/Mobile for Masterpiece Theater, and they spared no expense.

I highly recommend it!


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