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Mrs. Miniver (1942)

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

Director:

William Wyler

Writers:

Arthur Wimperis (screenplay), George Froeschel (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Won 6 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Greer Garson ... Mrs. Miniver
Walter Pidgeon ... Clem Miniver
Teresa Wright ... Carol Beldon
May Whitty ... Lady Beldon (as Dame May Whitty)
Reginald Owen ... Foley
Henry Travers ... Mr. Ballard
Richard Ney ... Vin Miniver
Henry Wilcoxon ... Vicar
Christopher Severn Christopher Severn ... Toby Miniver
Brenda Forbes ... Gladys (Housemaid)
Clare Sandars Clare Sandars ... Judy Miniver
Marie De Becker Marie De Becker ... Ada
Helmut Dantine ... German Flyer
John Abbott ... Fred
Connie Leon Connie Leon ... Simpson
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Storyline

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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Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

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Trivia

Features Henry Travers's only Oscar nominated performance. See more »

Goofs

In the first church service scene, a woman who is in front of the Miniver family begins sobbing with her face buried in her hands. In the next scene from a greater distance, the woman is standing and no longer crying. See more »

Quotes

Toby Miniver: Are you going to marry Carol, Vin?
Vin Miniver: Well, since you bring it up, Toby... I haven't had the nerve to ask her.
Toby Miniver: Why not? You're brave, aren't you?
Judy Miniver: Don't be so silly, Toby. Gentlemen don't propose when they're eating.
Toby Miniver: Why not?
Judy Miniver: Well, it isn't romantic.
Vin Miniver: Of course it isn't.
Carol Beldon: Toby.
Toby Miniver: What?
Carol Beldon: Why don't you ask me if I'm going to marry Vin?
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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 »

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Referenced in Five Came Back: Combat Zones (2017) See more »

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Good Night, Ladies
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Traditional
Played by the band at the dance
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User Reviews

Important World War II Film
26 January 2001 | by tfrizzellSee 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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USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

1 December 1942 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,344,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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