Home Town Story (1951)

Director
Arthur Pierson

Main cast
Jeffrey Lynn; Donald Crisp; Marjorie Reynolds; Alan Hale Jr.; Marilyn Monroe

Genres
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Description
Blake Washburn blames manufacturer MacFarland for his defeat in the race for re-election to the state legislature. He takes over his uncle's newspaper to take on big business as an enemy of the people. Miss Martin works in the "Herald" newspaper office. When tragedy strikes, Blake must re-examine his views.


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