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Widescreen version.


Jayne Atkinson, John Braden, Frank Converse, Jane Curtin, Jeffrey DeMunn, Mia Dillon, Ben Fox, Maggie Lacey, Paul Newman.

Publication Information

PBS Home Video,

Physical Description

1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


Set at the turn of the 20th century, the play reveals the ordinary lives of the people in the small town of Grover's Corners, New Hampshire. At the center of the story are Emily Webb and George Gibbs, young lovers who grow up, get married and start a family. When Emily and her baby die during childbirth, they join other members of the town who have passed on and now sit and watch the lives of those left behind unfold. Given the chance to go back and relive one day, Emily chooses one of the happiest days - her 12th birthday. But her excitement turns to disillusionment as she sees the day wasted by trivial preoccupations and petty disappointments that keep her and her family from enjoying life for what it is - a precious gift to be savored and appreciated.


DVD format ; Dolby digital.

Videodisc release of the 2003 production originally broadcast on the public television series Exxon Mobil Masterpiece Theatre's American collection.

From the classic American play by Thornton Wilder.

Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Not rated.

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