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Director  Arthur Pierson
Music director  Alfred Newman
Country  United States
5/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama, Romance
Screenplay  Arthur Pierson
Writer  Arthur Pierson
Language  English
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Release date  May 18, 1951
Cast  Jeffrey Lynn (Blake Washburn), Donald Crisp (John MacFarland), Marjorie Reynolds (Janice Hunt), Alan Hale Jr. (Slim Haskins), Marilyn Monroe (Iris Martin), Barbara Brown (Mrs. Washburn)
Similar movies  Arthur Pierson directed Home Town Story and Dangerous Years

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Home Town Story is a 1951 American drama film directed by Arthur Pierson and starring Jeffrey Lynn, Donald Crisp, and Alan Hale, Jr.. The film features Marilyn Monroe in a small, early role. The film was backed by General Motors to promote the virtues of big business.


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Plot summary

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Jeffrey Lynn plays a defeated politician who takes over as editor of a small town newspaper in an effort to get himself elected. His campaign is intended to be a continuing expose of the evils of big industry, and his strategy is to publish daily investigations of industrial skullduggery and pollution. Marilyn Monroe, listed as one of the film's stars, actually plays a very small bit as Iris Martin, the shapely office secretary.

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On a school outing to an abandoned mine, Jeffrey Lynn's little sister is trapped in the collapse of a mine tunnel, and the town's industries come to her rescue. After little sister is rescued and flown in a company plane to the big city, Lynn has a change of heart and recognizes that the industrial towns-people are actually doing their best to help their fellow citizens.


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  • Jeffrey Lynn as Blake Washburn
  • Donald Crisp as John MacFarland
  • Marjorie Reynolds as Janice Hunt
  • Alan Hale Jr. as Slim Haskins
  • Marilyn Monroe as Iris Martin
  • Barbara Brown as Mrs. Washburn
  • Melinda Plowman as Katie Washburn
  • Renny McEvoy as Leo, the Taxi Driver
  • Glenn Tryon as Ken Kenlock
  • Byron Foulger as Berny Miles
  • Griff Barnett as Uncle Cliff Washburn
  • Virginia Campbell as Phoebe Hartman
  • Harry Harvey as Andy Butterworth
  • Nelson Leigh as Dr. Johnson
  • Speck Noblitt as Motorcycle officer
  • Reception

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    According to MGM records the film made $243,000 in the US and Canada and $91,000 elsewhere, making a profit of $195,000.

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