Our Town is a 1940 American drama romance film directed by Sam Wood and an adaptation of a play of the same name by Thornton Wilder, starring Martha Scott and William Holden.


For the residents of Grover's Corners, daily life proceeds at a predictable pace. The milkman (Stuart Erwin) arrives like clockwork, the neighbors perpetually gossip about nothing and children contemplate their future. Two of these children, George (William Holden) and Emily (Martha Scott), fall in love as adults and, despite last-minute nerves, get married. Their happiness does not last, however, as Emily dies during the birth of a child. Returning as a ghost, she ponders her existence.


  • William Holden as George Gibbs
  • Martha Scott as Emily Webb
  • Fay Bainter as Mrs. Julia Gibbs
  • Dix Davis as Joe Crowell Jr.
  • Beulah Bondi as Mrs. Myrtle Webb
  • Thomas Mitchell as Dr. Frank F. Gibbs
  • Guy Kibbee as Mr. Charles Webb
  • Tim Davis as Si Crowell
  • Stuart Erwin as Howie Newsome
  • Frank Craven as Stage Manager
  • Doro Merande as Mrs. Louella Soames
  • Philip Wood as Simon Stimson
  • Ruth Tobey as Rebecca Gibbs (as Ruth Toby)
  • Douglas Gardiner as Wally Webb
  • Arthur B. Allen as Prof. Willard (as Arthur Allen)
  • Charles Trowbridge as Rev. Dr. Ferguson
  • Spencer Charters as Const. Bill Warren