TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Best Picture Winners (Casablanca / Gigi / An American in Paris / Mrs. Miniver) (Sous-titres français) [Import]
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Nowadays its hard to believe that Greer Garson was highly reluctant to undertake the role after MGM's former queen Norma Shearer turned it down. Afraid of being forever typed into playing noble self sacrifing women rather than the comedy characters she aspired to, it nevertheless was the best career decision she ever made and it also cemented her legendary association with fellow actor Walter Pidgeon who plays her loving husband Clem. Mrs. Miniver was responsible for making this pair the most popular screen team of the 1940's. Based on the serialised novel by Jan Struther "Mrs. Miniver", was as timely a film as could be imagined in early 1942.Read more ›
Released in 1942, this movie was a big hit with its patriotic message and wholesome family values. While the Miniver family is somewhat idealized, they nevertheless feel the horror of wartime. It's rousing and sentimental without being overly preachy and won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Garson is just perfect as the loving woman who holds her family together and Pigeon is a good match as her husband. The supporting cast is lovely, especially Henry Travers as the rose-loving station master.
The DVD extras include two patriotic short films that were made during the war. This is an inspiring, sweet, and timeless story of the effects of war on the home-front. Highly recommended.
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A must for classic movie collector's. My favorite 4-pack. To be enjoyed over and over again. They don't make them like this anymore.Published 23 days ago by Nenelle
I love all these oldies and the acting is so perfect.
Gigi has always been my favourite.
I had already bought this movie and it lasted for three watches and then it died. Then I bought this one and NOTE this is not North American Format. Ok so I have a question. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Christine Murphy
Enjoyed it very much. Arrived on schedule. Clear as a bell. As always, can count on Amazon. Would recommend to others.Published on Dec 29 2013 by Patricia Bennion