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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


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


Arthur Pierson
Arthur Pierson
Arthur Pierson
Lucien Andriot
Louis Forbes
Composer (Music Score)
William F. Claxton
Hilyard M. Brown
Art Director