1936. Julia Packett, a London chorus girl, is always in trouble financially, but she always seems to manage to land on her feet by using her feminine wiles to manipulate the men in her life... See full summary »
After their orphanage burns down, a group of children are being transported west by train to Manitoba. All of them are available for adoption and at a stop at Scourie, Ontario little Patsy ... See full summary »
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 »
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 »
1946... twenty years, 1966... then... we'll be like Ol' Man River. We'll just keep rolling along.
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I do not think that William Wyler's classic was made with a sequel in mind.But the most amazing thing is to feature a terminally ill Mrs Minniver although the name of the disease is never mentioned (heart?)Toby and Judy characters are featured (But the former seems a bit too young now that the war is over) but Vin 's was ruled out ,which could be acceptable if they made at least one hint at him.
The film will appeal to people who liked the 1942 film :although she knows her days are numbered,Mrs Minniver wants to make the best of what is left for her to enjoy her children and occasionally to help them when they take a wrong turn (Judy who wants to marry a married man).My favorite line is when Greer Garson says that she wants to be back by Autumn cause it's one of her two favorite seasons and she won't be here when Spring returns...
People who like the Garson/Pidgeon (Not only "Mrs Minniver" but also "Madame Curie" ) couple should have a look at it.
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