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Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945)

Passed | | Drama, Family | September 1945 (USA)
A Norwegian farmer lovingly raises his daughter in rural World War II-era Benson Junction, Wisconsin.

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Morris Carnovsky ...
Bjorn Bjornson
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Mrs. Bjornson
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Mrs. Faraassen
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Pete Hanson
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Kola Hanson
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Mr. Faraassen
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Kurt Jensen
Francis Pierlot ...
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Storyline

Life in small town Wisconsin. Selma and Arnold, aged 7 and 5, pal around together between their two farms. Selma has a newborn calf that her father gave to her which she named 'Elizabeth'. Nels is the editor of the Fuller Junction Spectator and the kids just call him 'editor'. Viola is the new school teacher from the big city. While Nels wants to marry Viola, Viola does not want to live in a small quiet, nothing happening town. The biggest news is that Faraassen has built a new barn. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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M-G-M's True-to-Life Drama

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Drama | Family

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Passed | See all certifications »
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September 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Frühling des Lebens  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The trailer for this film includes a specially shot scene of 'Margaret O'Brien' visiting with Spencer Tracy. Tracy tells the child star he never wants to make a movie with her because she's too good for him! See more »

Goofs

The cars/trucks have no windshields. Studio lights can be seen reflected off vehicle bodies but not where the glass would be. Additionally, this movie was filmed/set during World War II when gas was rationed; since there's no windshields, there are also no rationing stickers visible. See more »

Quotes

Martinius Jacobson: [Entering Bjornson's new barn] You can still smell the new wood... finest smell on the earth.
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Connections

Spoofed in Gilligan's Island: Our Vines Have Tender Apes (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Entry of the Gladiators
(1897) (uncredited)
Written by Julius Fucík
In the score during the elephant sequence
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Simple yet Complex--and Very Moving
9 April 2000 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

Altruism personified is what I believe the goal of this movie was. And not in an unrealistic way, but in a truly human way. Too bad more people haven't seen the film, because it is a real gem.

My rating: 10


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