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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

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