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Mrs. Miniver (1942)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, War | 1 December 1942 (Sweden)
A British family struggles to survive the first months of World War II.

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Lady Beldon (as Dame May Whitty)
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The Minivers, an English "middle-class" family experience life in the first months of World War II. While dodging bombs, the Minivers' son courts Lady Beldon's granddaughter. A rose is named after Mrs. Miniver and entered in the competition against Lady Beldon's rose. Written by Michael Rice <TheMikeRic@aol.com>

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In Her Arms . . . He Felt A Quiet Peace No Terror Could Disturb See more »

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Drama | Romance | War

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1 December 1942 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

A Família Miniver  »

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$1,344,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film received its USA television premiere in Los Angeles Friday 19 October 1956 on KTTV (Channel 2), followed by Philadelphia Friday 7 December 1956 on WFIL (Channel 6), and by New York City Saturday 2 February 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2); in San Francisco it was first telecast 8 February 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »

Goofs

During the scene in the bedroom when Clem arrive back from Dunkirk they mentioned a meal called ham and eggs the British do not eat ham and eggs it's bacon and eggs she also little cigarette from the book of matches. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Ballard: What goes to make a rose, ma'am, is breeding... and budding... and horse manure, if you'll pardon the expression. And that's where you come in, ma'am.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: This story of an average English middle-class family begins with the summer of 1939; when the sun shone down on a happy, careless people, who worked and played, reared their children and tended their gardens in that happy, easy-going England that was so soon to be fighting desperately for her way of life and for life itself. See more »


Soundtracks

Good Night, Ladies
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Played by the band at the dance
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Important World War II Film
26 January 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Mrs. Miniver" is an important film which captured the Best Picture Oscar in 1942. Greer Garson (Oscar-winning) is excellent as the titled character. The movie deals with what civilians have to go through while all the men are off fighting in the war. It takes place in war-stricken England and was made right when all of Europe was in chaos. All in all, "Mrs. Miniver" is a great film that is one of the best films produced in the 1940s. 4.5 out of 5 stars.


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