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Magic Town

Magic Town (1947)

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Release Date: Oct 7, 1947 Wide

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With Robert Riskin as screenwriter, director William Wellman proved in Magic Town that it was possible to make a Frank Capra-esque picture without Capra himself at the helm. James Stewart plays Rip Smith, a cynical pollster who comes across a small American town named Grandview, which represents a "perfect" balance of ethnic types, professions, political beliefs, and personal opinions (a parody of the then-current "Middletown" study). Smith publicizes this discovery, leading to a barrage of

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Romance, Classics, Comedy

Joseph Krumgold, Robert Riskin

Apr 22, 2013

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A dated satire on pollsters, that lacks an edge.

September 2, 2011 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Interesting comedy take on radio giveaway shows.

October 16, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

Miscast director bogged in a sappy movie.

August 2, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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Great cast giving excellent performances, fine director. script written by a top flight screenwriter but something is missing and this falls rather flat. Jane Wyman is very good indeed.
December 5, 2010
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