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The Miniver Story (1950)

Not Rated | | Drama | 26 October 1950 (USA)
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.

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Cast

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Spike Romway
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Steve Brunswick
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Mr. Foley
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Dr. Kaneslaey
Richard Gale ...
Tom Foley
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Polish officer
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Toby Miniver (as William Fox)
Cicely Paget-Bowman ...
Mrs. Kanesley
Ann Wilton ...
Jeanette
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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 Sonya Roberts <sonya_roberts@geocities.com>

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An important motion picture event...the sequel to "Mrs. Miniver"...bringing the exciting new adventures of that charming family. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 October 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'histoire des Miniver  »

Box Office

Gross:

$2,158,200 (USA)
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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Director Victor Saville replaced H.C. Potter and finished the film, uncredited. See more »

Goofs

The character of Vin, the oldest son of the Minivers is in the movie Mrs. Miniver, but never mentioned in the movie The Miniver Story. Even though they say in the beginning of The Miniver Story where all the family members are in the world. See more »

Quotes

Clem Miniver: 1946... twenty years, 1966... then... we'll be like Ol' Man River. We'll just keep rolling along.
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Connections

References Show Boat (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Ol' Man River
(uncredited)
From the stage musical "Show Boat"
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Played offscreen by unidentified piano soloist, and partially sung by Walter Pidgeon
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This is a good sequel to a classic film
12 May 2005 | by (Virginia, United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this sequel on a rental after hearing about it for years and expecting it to be somewhat disappointing. Of course, I knew the original "Mrs. Miniver" Best Picture Oscar winner and had seen that perhaps five times. This follow-up creation was much better than I expected. It tackles important issues of the post-war era just as well as the original showed the problems and challenges during the war. The acting and directing of the film seemed smooth enough. It is a sad, realistic story, without sugar coating. It is not melodramatic. Greer Garson is simply excellent in an understated way and again the story rightfully revolves around her character. Walter Pigeon is also excellent, with his familiar voice serving to narrate the film with thoughtful voice-overs. Those who completely knock this picture compared to the first one need their eyes examined.


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