Mrs. Miniver was released on June 4, 1942 and went on to win six Academy Awards, including “Best Picture,” Best Director” and “Best Actress” with Greer Garson’s stellar performance. It was the second of what would be seven nominations for “Best Actress” during Garson’s career. This depiction of English civilians’ determined resistance during the Battle of Britain struck a resonant chord with American audiences, prompting Winston Churchill to proclaim that the film was as important to the Allied war effort as “a whole fleet of battleships.” Rarely seen on the big screen since its initial release, Southern Methodist University (whose Hamon Arts Library houses Greer Garson’s papers) is bringing this one-time screening to the Texas Theatre. Celebrate Greer at the Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff on Sunday, June 4th at 4pm, with FREE ADMISSION.
Thank you to Dr. Sam Ratcliffe, Head, Bywaters Special Collections for this post.
Image: Courtesy of the Division of Film and Media Arts, Meadows School of the Arts, SMU.