Our Town (1940)
Our Town (1940)
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as Geogre Gibbs
as Emily Webb
as Mrs. Webb
as Mr. Webb
as Mr. Morgan, the narrator
as Mrs. Gibbs
as Dr. Gibbs
as Howie Newsome
as Simon Stinson
as Mrs. Soames
as Rebecca Gibbs
as Wally Webb
as Prof. Willet
as The Constable
as Joe Crowell
as Si Crowell
as Wedding Guest
Critic Reviews for Our Town
Dated, yes. But it still catches in the throat. Nostalgic, loving, happy, sad.
Sam Wood's film version is as experimental and stylized as Thornton Wilder's play, one of the most enduring but also misunderstood plays in American history.
Pretty good, but did Wilder know Wood screwed up the ending?
today it seems quite dated in its theatrical clunkiness
Audience Reviews for Our Town
Charming. However in the 3rd part you really realise what a great stage production it would have been and it's translation to the screen doesn't really come off perfectly.
All the charm that exudes from the play, even the basic premise, is completely lost in the movie, and is actually dull to watch.
Our Town is one of the best plays that I have seen executed on stage. Evidently, we weren't ready for a good screen adaptation in 1940. Despite the best efforts by William Holden, Thornton Wilder's original vision is lost.
Our Town Quotes
|Emily Webb:||(sighs) Oh momma, you never tell us the truth about anything.|
|Emily Webb:||(to her mom) Am I pretty enough to get anybody?|
|Mrs. Webb:||answers: You're pretty enough for all normal purposes.|
|Mr. Morgan the narrator:||The day (in the town) is winding down like a tired clock.|
|Emily Webb:||I'm going to make speeches all my life.|
|Mrs. Webb:||Seriously, not serious.|
|Emily Webb:||Momma, am I good looking?|
|Mrs. Webb:||answers: Course you are.|
|Mr. Morgan the narrator:||In our town, we like to know the facts about everybody.|
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