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Magic Town (1947)

Magic Town (1947)

Magic Town




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

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James Stewart
as Rip Smith
Jane Wyman
as Mary Peterman
Kent Smith
as Hoopendecker
Wallace Ford
as Lou Dicketts
Ned Sparks
as Ike Sloan
Regis Toomey
as Ed Weaver
Ann Doran
as Mrs. Weaver
Donald Meek
as Mr. Twiddle
Ann Shoemaker
as Ma Peterman
Mickey Kuhn
as Hank Nickleby
Howard Freeman
as Richard Nickleby
Mickey Roth
as Bob Peterman
Mary Currier
as Mrs. Frisby
George Irving
as Sen. Wilton
Selmer Jackson
as Charlie Stringer
Julia Dean
as Mrs. Wilton
George Chandler
as Bus Driver
Larry Wheat
as Sam Fuller
Richard Belding
as Junior Dicketts
Edna Holland
as Secretary
Selmar Jackson
as Charlie Stringer
Eddie Parks
as Bookkeeper
Paul Maxey
as Fat Man in Hallway
Wheaton Chambers
as Electrician
Edgar Dearing
as Gray-haired Man
Emmett Vogan
as Reverend
Lawrence Wheat
as Sam Fuller
Eddy Waller
as Newcomer
Garry Owen
as Man Smoking Offensiv...
William Haade
as Moving Man
Dick Wessel
as Moving Man
John Ince
as Postman
Dick Elliott
as New Arrival
Lee Phelps
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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