The Second World War is over, and the Miniver family is trying to keep themselves together in post-War Britain, among continuing shortages and growing tensions within the family. Written by
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In a crucial scene in a restaurant, a pianist is playing the song "Ol' Man River", from the Broadway musical "Show Boat". As "The Miniver Story" went into release, MGM, which filmed it, was preparing to begin filming their Technicolor remake of "Show Boat", which would be released in the summer of the following year (1951). See more »
1946... twenty years, 1966... then... we'll be like Ol' Man River. We'll just keep rolling along.
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Having finally seen this movie, and being a major fan of "Mrs. Miniver", I can definitely say that it was NOT a "weak script" or one to be skipped, as other people have stated.
It's just a nice, warm, well-done movie showing the time period was like after WWII, that's all. People DID have conflicts, couples when the soldier returned, etc.
Some have commented, negatively, on the absence of Vin, or Vincent, the oldest Miniver child from the previous movie. Richard Ney, who played him, and Greer Garson were married after the first one, and the marriage was a stormy one, and ended two years later. In the first movie, I thought it was the Vin character who was weak, and a bit of a whiner. In the movie story, he might have been captured by enemy forces and nobody've had heard from him again. It did happen.
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