Mrs. Miniver (1942)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1942.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by , , , , based on the book by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  Academy Awards 1942.  

Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon in Mrs. Miniver. Both were nominated for Oscars for their performances, Garson won.

1942’s Best Picture winner hasn’t aged very well, coming off more as corny war propaganda than important drama now, but it still has its heart in the right place.  Greer Garson plays a British woman during World War II trying to keep house and home together while waiting for the men to come home. Lots of moving (and completely manipulative) moments will get you into it, but it’s no unbeatable classic. Great acting, though, especially Garson and Teresa Wright as her daughter-in-law.


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