From Fr. George Rutler: “In discussing the greatest conservative film of all time, it is depressing to realize how limited is most people’s current frame of reference. There can be no question: the greatest was “Mrs. Miniver.” How could it not be, with Greer Garson and Dame May Whitty and Walter Pidgeon? Six Oscars in 1942 ain’t bad, to use the venerable Elizabethan contraction. Among its other attributes, Churchill said it was worth six divisions in winning the war.
PS It was based on the book by the young Jan Struther, who was also a fine hymnographer. “