You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

The Miniver Story

No one seriously expected a second Mrs Miniver when The Miniver Story was in the making. It is difficult to capture the magical quality of the original, and this trades on its predecessor's name and the drawing power of Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon.

With:
Greer Garson Walter Pidgeon John Hodiak Leo Genn Cathy O'Donnell Peter Finch

No one seriously expected a second Mrs Miniver when The Miniver Story was in the making. It is difficult to capture the magical quality of the original, and this trades on its predecessor’s name and the drawing power of Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon.

Opening with a strangely pallid reproduction of London on VE day, Mrs Miniver finds herself caught in the exuberant melee following the news that the war is over. She has just come from a doctor, realizes she has not long to live and bravely determines to keep the news from her family.

Chief laurels go to Greer Garson who, even with the unmistakable signs of illness and mental stress, makes feasible the husband’s claim that she looks as lovely as ever.

John Hodiak gives a fine clear-cut performance.

The Miniver Story

UK - US

Production: M-G-M. Director H.C. Potter; Producer Sidney Franklin; Screenplay Ronald Millar, George Froeschel; Camera Joseph Ruttenberg; Editor Harold F. Kress, Alfred Junge; Music Miklos Rozsa; Art Director Alfred Junge

Crew: (B&W) Extract of a review from 1950. Running time: 104 MIN.

With: Greer Garson Walter Pidgeon John Hodiak Leo Genn Cathy O'Donnell Peter Finch

More Film

  • 'Profile' Review: Timur Bekmambetov's Lurid Online

    Berlin Film Review: 'Profile'

    No one seriously expected a second Mrs Miniver when The Miniver Story was in the making. It is difficult to capture the magical quality of the original, and this trades on its predecessor’s name and the drawing power of Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon. Opening with a strangely pallid reproduction of London on VE day, […]

  • 'Black Panther' Heading to Box Office

    Box Office: 'Black Panther' Heads to Glory With $235 Million Holiday Weekend

    No one seriously expected a second Mrs Miniver when The Miniver Story was in the making. It is difficult to capture the magical quality of the original, and this trades on its predecessor’s name and the drawing power of Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon. Opening with a strangely pallid reproduction of London on VE day, […]

  • 'U - July 22' Review: A

    Berlin Film Review: 'U - July 22'

    No one seriously expected a second Mrs Miniver when The Miniver Story was in the making. It is difficult to capture the magical quality of the original, and this trades on its predecessor’s name and the drawing power of Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon. Opening with a strangely pallid reproduction of London on VE day, […]

  • Berlinale: 'The War Has Ended' Awarded

    Berlinale: 'The War Has Ended' Awarded Two Co-Production Market Prizes

    No one seriously expected a second Mrs Miniver when The Miniver Story was in the making. It is difficult to capture the magical quality of the original, and this trades on its predecessor’s name and the drawing power of Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon. Opening with a strangely pallid reproduction of London on VE day, […]

  • The Greatest Showman on Earth

    Japan Box Office: ‘Greatest Showman’ Pitches up as Weekend Winner

    No one seriously expected a second Mrs Miniver when The Miniver Story was in the making. It is difficult to capture the magical quality of the original, and this trades on its predecessor’s name and the drawing power of Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon. Opening with a strangely pallid reproduction of London on VE day, […]

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    Korea Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Rules Holiday Weekend

    No one seriously expected a second Mrs Miniver when The Miniver Story was in the making. It is difficult to capture the magical quality of the original, and this trades on its predecessor’s name and the drawing power of Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon. Opening with a strangely pallid reproduction of London on VE day, […]

  • IN DEN GÄNGEN (R: Thomas Stuber);

    Berlin: Music Box Buys U.S. Rights to Thomas Stuber's 'In the Aisles'

    No one seriously expected a second Mrs Miniver when The Miniver Story was in the making. It is difficult to capture the magical quality of the original, and this trades on its predecessor’s name and the drawing power of Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon. Opening with a strangely pallid reproduction of London on VE day, […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content