Kay Miniver, played by the beautiful and gracious Greer Garson, is married to Clem Miniver, a middle-class architect, has two adorable young children and a son, Vin, living in a London suburb at the outbreak of WW II. Carol, a granddaughter of Lady Beldon, marries Vin after a short courtship but is killed during an air bombing of the area by German planes. The DVD is in superb Black and White, the musical score is pleasant and the film has a mix of tranquil suburbia (domestic dinners and a flower competition in a park) frightening scenes (a fighter plane crash and the sound of bombs dropping on houses) and the innocent love between Vin and Carol. I particularly liked the stern character of Lady Beldon, played by Dame May Whitty, and the dramatic scene between Mrs Miniver confronted by a desperate German flyer, whose plane crashed near her home, played by Helmut Dantine.
A lovely, gracious movie, with first-class performances from all. Great for students of history to watch. Have the tissues ready.
A very entertaining film giving an insight into wartime England. It had a remarkable and positive effect on America's view of the war and what the British people were going through!
Make sure you are not sad before you watch this amazing story
Yes indeed it is hollywood at war in England.
But it is the acting and support and ,at the time, the message of the stiff upper lip that comes through. Timeless classic.
A touching WWII prpoganda film from MGM that remains affecting today. It avoids the usual jingoistic bombast often found in movies from that time and leaves one uplifted and hopeful for the future even 65 years later.
Old fashioned British classic, yes they don't make like they used too !
An enjoyable oldie, if you don't mind the American accents amongst the true cockney! A sad reminder of the impact of war on ordinary people.