Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, War
A British family struggles to survive the first months of World War II.
Metro Goldwyn-Mayer put Evelyn Ankers under contract after M.G.M. saw her in the British movie " Fire Over England " and was planning on making "Mrs. Miniver" earlier and putting Ankers in the role of Kay Miniver. M.G.M. felt Ankers was too young and put this movie on hold to hire another actress.
Are you going to marry Carol, Vin?
Vin Miniver: Well, since you bring it up, Toby... I haven't had the nerve to ask her.
Toby Miniver: Why not? You're brave, aren't you?
Judy Miniver: Don't be so silly, Toby. Gentlemen don't propose when they're eating.
Toby Miniver: Why not?
Judy Miniver: Well, it isn't romantic.
Vin Miniver: Of...
In the radio broadcast of Lord Haw Haw, he mentions the fall of France. Then a day or so later, the boats are called out for the Dunkirk Rescue mission (Operation Dynamo). France did not fall until 2 weeks after Dunkirk.
Opening credits prologue: 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.
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