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Mrs. Miniver
- Greer Garson

Overview - A moving drama about a middle-class English family learning to cope with war, told in a series of dramatic vignettes. The family, headed by the lovely and gracious matriarch, endures the departure of the father for the beaches at Dunkirk, the discovery of a wounded Nazi pilot, the death of the daughter-in-law in an air raid, and the entry of the son into the Royal Air Force.  Read more...

 
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Overview

A moving drama about a middle-class English family learning to cope with war, told in a series of dramatic vignettes. The family, headed by the lovely and gracious matriarch, endures the departure of the father for the beaches at Dunkirk, the discovery of a wounded Nazi pilot, the death of the daughter-in-law in an air raid, and the entry of the son into the Royal Air Force. The scenes culminate in a morale-boosting final speech that President Franklin Roosevelt ordered printed and air-dropped over war-torn Europe. Condensed from the novel by Jan Struther. Academy Award Nominations: 12, including Best Actor--Walter Pidgeon. Academy Awards: 6, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress--Greer Garson, Best (Adapted) Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress--Teresa Wright.

Awards:
1942 - Academy Awards - Best Picture Winner
1942 - Academy Awards - Best Actress Winner
1942 - Academy Awards - Best Supporting Actress Winner
1942 - Academy Awards - Best Director Winner
1942 - Academy Awards - Best Adapted Screenplay Winner
1942 - Academy Awards - Best Cinematography Winner

Cast List

Mary Field - Actress/I Married A Witch
Tom Conway - British Actor
Thomas Charles Sanders - British Actor
Helmut Dantine - Actor/Producer/Executive
Aubrey Mather - Character Actor/USA & UK
Sidney Franklin - American Director/Producer
Sidney A. Franklin - American Director/Producer
James Hilton - British Novelist/Screenwriter
Teresa Wright - Oscar winning American actress, MRS. MINIVER
Muriel Teresa Wright - Oscar winning American actress, MRS. MINIVER
Jan Struther - author, "Mrs. Miniver"
Ben Webster - American Jazz Musician
Herbert Stothart - American Composer/Arranger
Walter Pidgeon - Canadian actor, MADAME CURIE, MRS. MINIVER
Arthur Wimperis - Screenwriter/Librettist
Forrester Harvey - Irish Character Actor
Harold F. Kress - American Editor/Director
Charles Bennett - Star, teens-'40s, MRS. MINIVER
Claudine West - Screenwriter
Dame May Whitty - British actor, MRS. MINIVER/THE SIGN OF THE RAM
May Whitty - British actor, MRS. MINIVER/THE SIGN OF THE RAM
George Froeschel - Screenwriter/In USA
Henry Wilcoxon - British Actor, producer
Colin Campbell
Rhys Williams - Welsh Character Actor
Urie McCleary - Art Director
Richard Ney - American Supporting Actor
Ian Wolfe - American Character Actor
Reginald Owen - British Character Actor
Greer Garson - Oscar-winning British actress, MRS. MINIVER
Joseph Ruttenberg - American Director Of Photography
Robert Calloch
Billy Bevan - Silent Comedy Film Actor
William Wyler - Acclaimed Director
Willi Wyler - Acclaimed Director
Cedric Gibbons - Art Director/In USA
Miles Mander - Actor/Director/Screenwriter
John Abbott - British Actor
Henry Travers - British Character Actor

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 134
  • Color Format: B&W
  • UPC: 012569519626
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: February 2004

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Classic
Family Interaction
Tear Jerker
War
World War II
Recommended
Essential Cinema

 
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Synopsis:
Melodrama about a stalwart British matriarch during World War II, trying to cope with her family's involvement in the fighting, and the effect of the war on everyday life.

Reviews:
"Moviegoers immediately sympathized with the story of the Minivers' struggle during the Blitz....Audiences were also entranced by Garson's flawless beauty." - 05/01/2004 Premiere, p.104

 
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