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Mrs. Miniver (1942) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by William Wyler and produced by Sidney Franklin.

The film was based on the novel of the same name and also Newspaper Column, The Times written by Jan Struther published in 1939 (novel); 1937 (newspaper column).

Mrs. Miniver was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2009.

Academy Awards 1942 --- Ceremony Number 15 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorWalter PidgeonNominated
Best Supporting ActorHenry TraversNominated
Best ActressGreer GarsonWon
Best Supporting ActressDame May WhittyNominated
Best Supporting ActressTeresa WrightWon
Best CinematographyJoseph RuttenbergWon
Best DirectorWilliam WylerWon
Best Film EditingHarold F. KressNominated
Best PictureMetro-Goldwyn-MayerWon
Best WritingArthur Wimperis, George Froeschel, James Hilton, Claudine WestWon
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Mr. Ballard: What goes to make a rose, ma'am, is breeding... and budding... and horse-manure, if you'll pardon the expression.
Mr. Ballard: And that's where you come in, ma'am.


Clem Miniver: She was a good cook, as good cooks go. And as good cooks go, she went.


Vicar: This is the People's War. It is our war. We are the fighters. Fight it then. Fight it with all that is in us and may God defend the Right.


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Greer Garson married Richard Ney who played her son in the movie!
After first-choice Norma Shearer rejected the title role (as she refused to play a mother), Greer Garson was cast. Although she didn't want the part either she was contractually bound to take it, and won the Academy Award for her performance.
Winston Churchill once said that this film had done more for the war effort than a flotilla of destroyers.
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Mrs. Miniver

Released 1942
Inducted 2009
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