Home Town Story Reviews

  • Jun 11, 2016

    I liked how Mike Washburn changed his views on corporate profit. Like most people, they need tragedy to see a new perspective.

    I liked how Mike Washburn changed his views on corporate profit. Like most people, they need tragedy to see a new perspective.

  • Jan 28, 2014

    Presents a point of view that cannot be easily dismissed. Marjorie Reynolds is very beautiful.

    Presents a point of view that cannot be easily dismissed. Marjorie Reynolds is very beautiful.

  • Jul 23, 2013

    It's pretty boring and forgettable, and is only worth watching for Marilyn Monroe's cameo role (current DVDs list her as the star). I'm a huge fan of movies from Hollywood's golden age, but, like any era, this is proof that only the truly good ones become remembered.

    It's pretty boring and forgettable, and is only worth watching for Marilyn Monroe's cameo role (current DVDs list her as the star). I'm a huge fan of movies from Hollywood's golden age, but, like any era, this is proof that only the truly good ones become remembered.

  • Apr 23, 2012

    decent little flick. it was interesting to see Marilyn Monroe in a part before Hollywood turned her in into a sex symbol

    decent little flick. it was interesting to see Marilyn Monroe in a part before Hollywood turned her in into a sex symbol

  • Jun 16, 2011

    Senator launches smear campaigns against big corporations with his uncle's newspaper, only for American industry to save his sister's life during a mine collapse. Marilyn Monroe appears in an assertive supporting role.

    Senator launches smear campaigns against big corporations with his uncle's newspaper, only for American industry to save his sister's life during a mine collapse. Marilyn Monroe appears in an assertive supporting role.

  • Dec 06, 2010

    the movie was made under the supervision of general motors to show the advantages of big business. it looks certainly more like a bad commercial than a movie of any kind. marilyn monroe, who has a very small role, makes it worth watching.

    the movie was made under the supervision of general motors to show the advantages of big business. it looks certainly more like a bad commercial than a movie of any kind. marilyn monroe, who has a very small role, makes it worth watching.

  • Sep 26, 2010

    I didn't like it at all!!!!

    I didn't like it at all!!!!

  • Jul 28, 2010

    It was a good movie, I'm surprised that most people haven't A) seen it B) Don't like it

    It was a good movie, I'm surprised that most people haven't A) seen it B) Don't like it

  • Apr 23, 2010

    I'm usually not a fan of older movies, but this one was pretty good. It featured a decent plot, solid acting, and a well-delivered message.

    I'm usually not a fan of older movies, but this one was pretty good. It featured a decent plot, solid acting, and a well-delivered message.

  • jay n Super Reviewer
    Apr 17, 2010

    Average programmer to fill the bottom of a double bill with Jeffrey Lynn his usual dull blank slate in the lead. He actually gives the film's worst performance not helping the meager story in the least. Somehow they managed to wrangle Oscar winner Donald Crisp into a brief appearance, his last onscreen work for three years-of course if this was the quality of stuff being offered no wonder he took a break, he's far better than this run of the mill junk deserves. This real interest and the only reason the film is sought out today is for the presence in the cast of Marilyn Monroe and to a much lesser extent the Skipper, Alan Hale Jr. Marilyn very much on the way up, her billing is far more prominent than the small part she plays would rate for anyone else, would play a few more minor roles like this throughout 1951. Within the year though she would be a minor star and within two a superstar permanently moving beyond this kind of routine assignment. She looks beautiful and handles the minimal demands of her secretary role well enough but she has a total of no more than five minutes screen time.

    Average programmer to fill the bottom of a double bill with Jeffrey Lynn his usual dull blank slate in the lead. He actually gives the film's worst performance not helping the meager story in the least. Somehow they managed to wrangle Oscar winner Donald Crisp into a brief appearance, his last onscreen work for three years-of course if this was the quality of stuff being offered no wonder he took a break, he's far better than this run of the mill junk deserves. This real interest and the only reason the film is sought out today is for the presence in the cast of Marilyn Monroe and to a much lesser extent the Skipper, Alan Hale Jr. Marilyn very much on the way up, her billing is far more prominent than the small part she plays would rate for anyone else, would play a few more minor roles like this throughout 1951. Within the year though she would be a minor star and within two a superstar permanently moving beyond this kind of routine assignment. She looks beautiful and handles the minimal demands of her secretary role well enough but she has a total of no more than five minutes screen time.