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The Resource Mrs. Miniver, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; a William Wyler Production ; produced by Loew's Incorporated ; produced by Sidney Franklin ; screen play by Arthur Wimperis, George Froeschel, James Hilton, Claudine West, based on the book by Jan Struther ; directed by William Wyler, (videorecording)

Mrs. Miniver, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; a William Wyler Production ; produced by Loew's Incorporated ; produced by Sidney Franklin ; screen play by Arthur Wimperis, George Froeschel, James Hilton, Claudine West, based on the book by Jan Struther ; directed by William Wyler, (videorecording)

Label
Mrs. Miniver
Title
Mrs. Miniver
Statement of responsibility
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; a William Wyler Production ; produced by Loew's Incorporated ; produced by Sidney Franklin ; screen play by Arthur Wimperis, George Froeschel, James Hilton, Claudine West, based on the book by Jan Struther ; directed by William Wyler
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"This story of an average English middle-class family begins with the summer of 1939; when the sun shone down on a happy, careless people, who worked and played, reared their children and tended their gardens in that happy, easy-going England that was so soon to be fighting desperately for her way of life and for life itself." -- Title screens. [The film] dramatizes the effect of the Second World War on the English at home. Mrs. Kay Miniver's tranquil domestic existence is torn to shreds by the winds of war: her husband, Clem, disappears on a secret volunteer mission; eldest son, Vin, joins the RAF; and the village faces regular German bombings with a typically British stiff-upper-lip. Embodying understated British courage in the face of danger, Mrs. Miniver's mission is to stay alive, and keep her family together with hope, strength, and dignity
Related
Awards note
Named to the National Film Registry in 2009 by the Library of Congress ; Winner: Best Writing, Screenplay (George Froeschel, James Hilton, Claudine West, Arthur Wimperis), Best Cinematography, Black-and-White (Joseph Ruttenberg), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Teresa Wright), Best Actress in a Leading Role (Greer Garson), Best Director (William Wyler), Best Picture (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer), 1943 Academy Awards (USA) ; Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Walter Pidgeon), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Henry Travers), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Dame May Whitty), Best Effects, Special Effects (A. Arnold Gillespie, Warren Newcombe, Douglas Shearer), Best Film Editing (Harold F. Kress), Best Sound, Recording (Douglas Shearer, MGM SSD), 1943 Academy Awards (USA).
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Joseph Ruttenberg ; film editor, Harold F. Kress ; special effects, Arnold Gillespie, Warren Newcombe ; musical score, Herbert Stothart ; St. Luke's Choristers, directed by Ripley Dorr
Dewey number
791.4372
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: Not rated; Canadian Home Video Rating: G
Language note
In English or dubbed French ; optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish ; closed-captioned
LC call number
PR6025.A9
LC item number
M5 2004
PerformerNote
Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright, Dame May Whitty, Reginald Owen, Henry Travers, Richard Ney, Henry Wilcoxon
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1902-1981
  • 1893-1972
  • 1874-1953
  • 1900-1954
  • 1890-1943
  • 1904-1996
  • 1897-1984
  • 1918-2005
  • 1865-1948
  • 1887-1972
  • 1874-1965
  • 1905-1984
  • 1935-
  • 1901-1953
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wyler, William
  • Franklin, Sidney A.
  • Wimperis, Arthur
  • Froeschel, George
  • Hilton, James
  • West, Claudine
  • Garson, Greer
  • Pidgeon, Walter
  • Wright, Teresa
  • Whitty, May
  • Owen, Reginald
  • Travers, Henry
  • Ney, Richard
  • Wilcoxon, Henry
  • Severn, Christopher
  • Struther, Jan
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Loew's Incorporated
  • Turner Entertainment Co
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
133
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Married people
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Middle class families
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • England
  • Struther, Jan
  • Clase media
  • Guerra Mundial II, 1939-1945
  • Middle class families
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Melodrama
  • Struther, Jan
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Families
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Married people
  • Middle class families
  • Social history
  • England
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Mrs. Miniver, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; a William Wyler Production ; produced by Loew's Incorporated ; produced by Sidney Franklin ; screen play by Arthur Wimperis, George Froeschel, James Hilton, Claudine West, based on the book by Jan Struther ; directed by William Wyler, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1942
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
Credits and foreword -- Nice things -- Rose by her name -- Pricey purchases -- Lucky people -- Oxford enlightenment -- Carol's request, Vin's protest -- Wonderful evening -- Eye contact -- At war -- Good luck, Horace -- Sirens, milady -- Lights out -- Ready for real -- Vin called to duty -- Signal from the sky -- Clem called to duty -- Destination Dunkirk -- Their comfort -- Enemy -- Same thing here -- Homecomings -- Trading war stories -- Lady Beldon calls -- Bomb shelter -- Time enough for tears -- Flower show -- Challenge Cup winner -- Plane crash -- Air-raid casualty -- Our war -- Cast list
Control code
ocm53816212
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Fullscreen
Extent
1 videodisc (133 min.)
Isbn
9780790746647
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 012569519626
  • 883929171408
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
65196
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)53816212
System details
DVD; NTSC, Region 1; Dolby digital mono.; dual-layer disc ; standard format, preserving the 1.33:1 aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Mrs. Miniver, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; a William Wyler Production ; produced by Loew's Incorporated ; produced by Sidney Franklin ; screen play by Arthur Wimperis, George Froeschel, James Hilton, Claudine West, based on the book by Jan Struther ; directed by William Wyler, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1942
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
Credits and foreword -- Nice things -- Rose by her name -- Pricey purchases -- Lucky people -- Oxford enlightenment -- Carol's request, Vin's protest -- Wonderful evening -- Eye contact -- At war -- Good luck, Horace -- Sirens, milady -- Lights out -- Ready for real -- Vin called to duty -- Signal from the sky -- Clem called to duty -- Destination Dunkirk -- Their comfort -- Enemy -- Same thing here -- Homecomings -- Trading war stories -- Lady Beldon calls -- Bomb shelter -- Time enough for tears -- Flower show -- Challenge Cup winner -- Plane crash -- Air-raid casualty -- Our war -- Cast list
Control code
ocm53816212
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Fullscreen
Extent
1 videodisc (133 min.)
Isbn
9780790746647
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 012569519626
  • 883929171408
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
65196
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)53816212
System details
DVD; NTSC, Region 1; Dolby digital mono.; dual-layer disc ; standard format, preserving the 1.33:1 aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition
Video recording format
DVD

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