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Home Town Story [DVD] [1951]

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Home Town Story
Home Town Story was commissioned as a pro-Big Business tract by General Motors. The story revolves around Blake Washburn, a mildly leftist newspaperman, played by Jeffrey Lynn. Returning to his home town, Washburn turns his journalistic vitriol upon the local business interests. Only after his kid sister Katie (Melinda Plowman), trapped in a cave-in, is rescued by locally produced technology, does Washburn realize the value of the capitalistic system. Home Town Story was fitfully distributed by MGM, then lapsed into obscurity. It might have remained there had it not been for the presence of a young Marilyn Monroe in a supporting part. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Jeffrey Lynn
    Jeffrey Lynn - Blake Washburn
  • Donald Crisp
    Donald Crisp - John MacFarland
  • Marjorie Reynolds
    Marjorie Reynolds - Janice Hunt
  • Marilyn Monroe
    Marilyn Monroe - Iris Martin
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    Barbara Brown - Mrs. Washburn
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