Mrs.Miniver

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A middle-class english family learns to cope with war.

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 206584621
UPC 883929002511
UPC 14 00883929002511
Format DVD
Release Date 1/8/2008
Rating NR
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.37:1 [4:3]
Actors
Name Garson,Greer
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Cast & Crew
Cedric Gibbons - Art Director
Dame May Whitty - Actor
Daniele Amfitheatrof - Original Music By
George Froeschel, et. al. - Screenplay
Greer Garson - Actor
Harold F. Kress - Editor
Herbert Stothart - Original Music By
Jan Struther - Based On Book By
Joseph Ruttenberg - Cinematographer
Sidney Franklin - Producer
Teresa Wright - Actor
Walter Pidgeon - Actor
William Wyler - Director
Awards
Winner (1943) Oscar, Greer Garson, Best Actress in a Leading Role,Oscar, Joseph Ruttenberg, Best Cinematography, Black-and-White,Oscar, William Wyler, Best Director,Oscar, Mrs. Miniver, Best Picture,Oscar, Teresa Wright, Best Actress in a Supporting Role,Oscar, George Froeschel, et. al., Best Writing, Screenplay
Nominee (1943) Oscar, Walter Pidgeon, Best Actor in a Leading Role,Oscar, Henry Travers, Best Actor in a Supporting Role,Oscar, Dame May Whitty, Best Actress in a Supporting Role,Oscar, A. Arnold Gillespie, et. al., Best Effects, Special Effects,Oscar, Harold F. Kress, Best Film Editing,Oscar, Douglas Shearer, Best Sound, Recording
Reviews
ReviewSource Crazy for Cinema
Review Mrs. Miniver is a rare war film, one that focuses on those left at home and their struggle to survive the onslaught of the enemy and the anxiety of impending loss. The story centers on the Minivers, a middle-class British family, during the early years of WWII. The battle against the Nazis becomes more than a mere topic of conversation when they are forced to confront the hard realities of this ever-growing conflict. Not only do they lose beloved friends to the draft, but their eldest son Vin (Ney) enlists as well, desperate to do his part for the cause. As if worrying about his safe return wasn't enough for Kay (Garson) to deal with, at night their small village is used for target practice by the highly destructive German Luftwaffe...After watching many films made during the early 1940's -- which were all attempting to drum up support for the war -- Mrs. Miniver is one of the best of its genre, telling an even-handed, complex story despite its propagandist backbone. Unlike most of its contemporaries, the ideas and emotions captured within this film are just as viable today as they were 60 years ago, which is a remarkably sad thought. You'd think the human race would have learned. A powerful reminder of the toll even just wars exact on our world.
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Features
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), English, Spanish, French, Subtitled, Slip Sleeve
Product Attributes
Actor Garson,Greer
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader The most famous and perhaps most effective propaganda film of World War II.
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide Moving drama about middle-class English family learning to cope with war...

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