An old classics teacher looks back over his long career, remembering pupils Read More »
Tag Archives: Greer Garson
The Minivers, an English “middle-class” family experience life in the first months of World War II. Read More »
Young and inexperienced Sister Ann has just arrived at her next posting at Samaritan House Read More »
In this family saga, Mrs. Parkington recounts the story of her life Read More »
Edna marries Texan Sam Gladney, operator of a wheat mill. Edna discovers by chance how the law treats children who are without parents and decides to do something about it. Read More »
Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five unmarried daughters, and Mrs. Bennet is especially eager to find suitable husbands for them. Read More »
Sky and Linda meet on vacation and become engaged. When Sky introduces Linda to his best friend, Jeff, Linda and Jeff fall in love and marry. Read More »
Sunrise at Campobello (1960) Vincent J. Donehue, Ralph Bellamy, Greer Garson, Hume Cronyn, Biography, Drama
The story of Franklin Roosevelt’s bout with polio at age 39 in 1921 and how his family (and especially wife Eleanor) cope with his illness. Read More »
A rowdy, womanizing merchant marine, leader of an eccentric crew of misfits and drunks, is almost killed by a Japanese torpedo strike. Read More »
A veteran of World War I marries and settles happily into a tidy, humble life until an accident brings back memories of a former life of wealth Read More »
Mary Rafferty comes from a poor family of steel mill workers in 19th Century Pittsburgh. Read More »
1936. Julia Packett, a London chorus girl, is always in trouble financially, but she always seems to manage to land on her feet by using her feminine wiles to manipulate the men in her life with a smile on her and usually their faces.
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Madame Curie (1943) Mervyn LeRoy, Albert Lewin, Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Henry Travers, Biography, Drama, Romance
Biopic of the famed scientist and the work she did with her husband Pierre in the discovery of radium. Marie was a student at the Sorbonne studying for her Master’s degree in physics when they first met. She received permission to use space in Professor Pierre Curie’s laboratory. They soon fall in love and are married, working together on trying to isolate a radioactive substance Marie has identified as radium. Years of painstaking research and experimentation led to success and Marie and Pierre Curie shared the Nobel Prize in Physics. Sadly, Pierre was killed crossing the street in the rain when he was run over by a horse and wagon. Marie continued to work and make major contributions to science.
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The Miniver Story (1950) H.C. Potter, Victor Saville, Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, John Hodiak, Drama
The Second World War is over, and the Miniver family is trying to keep themselves together in post-War Britain, among continuing shortages and growing tensions within the family.
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Shortly after WWII, flashbacks tell the story of Marise, her husband Paul, and Jean, who was imprisoned with Paul in a German camp. While attempting to escape from the camp Paul is shot, and Jean goes to see Marise, confirming the news she had gotten already about Paul’s death. Jean has fallen in love with Marise through the stories Paul told him, and wants to stay with her in the seaside town in Brittany where Paul owned a small business.
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