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

Chapter List

Side #1 --
0. Scene Index
1. Main Title [4:15]
2. A Quart of Milk a Day [6:48]
3. History of Our Town [6:37]
4. "Am I Pretty?" [5:40]
5. Choir Rehearsal [8:07]
6. "Night Simon." [7:13]
7. The Daily Life [11:39]
8. George & Emily: The Beginning [11:16]
9. The Wedding [5:52]
10. Summer of 1913 [8:15]
11. Emily Remembers [5:45]
12. "I Want To Live..." [7:15]
13. Closing Credits [:45]

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