The Miniver Story

The Miniver Story

Director: H.C. Potter Cast: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, John Hodiak

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This sequel to the 1942 Oscar-winner Mrs.Miniver can be considered ill-advised, if only because the producers could never really hope to match the success of the original. Otherwise, The Miniver Story has its charms, not the least of which were the sterling performances of Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon. Set just after VE Day, the film finds Mrs. Miniver (Garson) reacting to the euphoria of her friends and family with a sense of quiet sadness. This is because she's just learned from her doctor that she hasn't much longer to live. With the same courage with which she met the deprivations of WW II, Mrs. Miniver resolves to put on a happy face and keep the news of her imminent demise a secret from her husband (Pigeon) and children. She even finds time to straighten out the tangled love life of her daughter Judy (Cathy O'Donnell). Henry Wilcoxon repeats his Mrs. Miniver role as the local vicar. Unlike its Hollywood-bound predecessor, The Miniver Story was lensed on location in England.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/05/2012
UPC: 0883316452288
Original Release: 1950
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:44:00
Sales rank: 8,069

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Greer Garson Kay Miniver
Walter Pidgeon Clem Miniver
John Hodiak Spike Romway
Leo Genn Steve Brunswick
Cathy O'Donnell Judy Miniver
Peter Finch Polish officer
Henry Wilcoxon Vicar
Reginald Owen Mr. Foley
Anthony Bushell Dr. Kaneson
Cicely Paget-Bowman Mrs. Kanesley
Alison Leggatt Mrs. Foley
Paul Demel Jose Antonio Campos
William Fox Toby Miniver
Richard Gale Tom Foley
Eliot Makeham Mr. Farraday
Brian Roper Richard
Ann Wilton Jeanette
Sandra Dorne Girl in Tartan, VE Day pub (uncredited)

Technical Credits
H.C. Potter Director
Frank Clarke Editor
Sidney Franklin Producer
George Froeschel Screenwriter
Tom Howard Special Effects
Alfred Junge Art Director
Harold Kress Editor
Muir Mathieson Musical Direction/Supervision
Ronald Millar Screenwriter
Walter Plunkett Costumes/Costume Designer
Miklós Rózsa Score Composer
Joseph Ruttenberg Cinematographer
Herbert Stothart Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Miniver Story
1. Chapter 1 [10:00]
2. Chapter 2 [10:00]
3. Chapter 3 [10:00]
4. Chapter 4 [10:00]
5. Chapter 5 [10:00]
6. Chapter 6 [10:00]
7. Chapter 7 [10:00]
8. Chapter 8 [10:00]
9. Chapter 9 [10:00]
10. Chapter 10 [10:00]
11. Chapter 11 [3:57]

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