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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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H.C. Potter, Victor Saville (uncredited)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Greer Garson ... Kay Miniver
Walter Pidgeon ... Clem Miniver
John Hodiak ... Spike Romway
Leo Genn ... Steve Brunswick
Cathy O'Donnell ... Judy Miniver
Reginald Owen ... Mr. Foley
Anthony Bushell ... Dr. Kaneslaey
Richard Gale Richard Gale ... Tom Foley
Peter Finch ... Polish officer
James Fox ... Toby Miniver (as William Fox)
Cicely Paget-Bowman Cicely Paget-Bowman ... Mrs. Kanesley
Ann Wilton Ann Wilton ... Jeanette
Henry Wilcoxon ... Vicar
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

The NEW story of beloved Mrs. Miniver! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'histoire des Miniver See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,158,200

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,848,320
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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

For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
(uncredited)
Traditional
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Surprising sequel
12 November 2008 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

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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