Our Town


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Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Our Town is given the Hollywood treatment in this adaptation directed by Sam Wood featuring an evocative score by Aaron Copland and outstanding production design by William Cameron Menzies. Frank Craven is Mr. Morgan, the narrator and our guide through the small town of Grover's Corners in the more innocent American times of 1901, 1904, and 1913. Mr. Morgan chronicles the lives of a handful of Grover's Corners citizens, centering upon Emily Webb (Martha Scott), the daughter of the local newspaper editor (Guy Kibbee), and George Gibbs (William Holden), the son of the local doctor (Thomas Mitchell). Emily and George fall in love and the film details their difficult courtship, marriage, and tragic childbirth. The film was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, losing out to Rebecca. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

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Release Date
Aspect Ratio
1.33:1 -- Pre-1954 Standard (4x3)
MPAA Rating
NR -- Not rated
1 hour, 30 minutes
  • PCM Mono
  • USA & territories, Canada
Video Features
  • Digitally remastered from original negative elements
  • Includes the short film "The Wizard's Apprentice," believed to be the inspiration for the Disney classic "Fantasia"
  • Includes the 1943 short subject film "The Town," a study of a Midwestern small town and its residents, directed by famed director Josef von Sternberg
  • Bonus audio track featuring the entire re-created production of "Our Town" for the Lux Radio Theater
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