Magic Town (1947)

Magic Town


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Movie Info

Produced by Robert Riskin (often a collaborator with Frank Capra), Magic Town focuses on a pollster (James Stewart) who finally finds the town that accurately reflects everything Americans actually think. After word of his actions is leaked by a journalist (Jane Wyman), the town's mystical power disappears as developers move in, greedy for exploitation.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Romance, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Joseph Krumgold, Robert Riskin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 22, 2013



as Rip Smith

as Mary Peterman

as Hoopendecker

as Lou Dicketts

as Ike Sloan

as Ed Weaver

as Mrs. Weaver

as Mr. Twiddle

as Ma Peterman

as Hank Nickleby

as Richard Nickleby

as Bob Peterman

as Mrs. Frisby

as Sen. Wilton

as Charlie Stringer

as Mrs. Wilton

as Bus Driver

as Quincy

as Sam Fuller

as Junior Dicketts

as Secretary

as Charlie Stringer

as Bookkeeper

as Fat Man in Hallway

as Townsman

as Electrician

as Gray-haired Man

as Reverend

as Sam Fuller

as Newcomer

as Man Smoking Offensiv...

as Moving Man

as Moving Man

as Postman

as New Arrival

as City Council Member
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Critic Reviews for Magic Town

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 28, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

A dated satire on pollsters, that lacks an edge.

Full Review… | September 2, 2011
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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)

Audience Reviews for Magic Town


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.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


It has the look and feel of a Frank Capra film. Jimmy Stewart does his usual terrific job, Jane Wyman is fine as well. It's a good story that is good but could have been great, perhaps with a different director than William Wellman at the helm.

James Higgins

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