Greer Garson was a British-American actress, best known for playing ‘Mrs. Kay Miniver’ in the film ‘Mrs. Miniver’ (1942). She won the ‘Academy Award’ for Best Actress’ for this role. She started her career as a stage actress, and made her screen debut in a TV production of Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ (1937). She made her film debut in ‘Goodbye, Mr. Chips’ in 1938. She was nominated for an ‘Academy Award’ for ‘Best Actress’ for her role in the film. Garson received seven ‘Academy Award’ nominations under ‘Best Actress’ for ‘Blossoms in the Dust’ (1941), ‘Madame Curie’ (1943), ‘Mrs. Parkington’ (1944), ‘The Valley of Decision’ (1945), and ‘Sunrise at Campobello’ (1960). She won ‘Golden Globe’ for ‘Best Actress’ for ‘Sunrise at Campobello.’ She also appeared in TV shows, such as ‘The Virginian’ (1970) and ‘The Love Boat’ (1982). She was one of the top American actresses from 1942 to 1946.
Mrs. Miniver is a war drama film which revolves around a middle-class British family, as they try to survive during the beginning of the Second World War.
Based on the popular Broadway play, this movie depicts the struggles of future US president Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his family after he is stricken by polio at the age of 39 in 1921. His political career is threatened but through his perseverance and efforts of those around him, he ultimately succeeds in delivering a nomination speech for Al Smith's presidency in 1924.
A London chorus girl tries to mend her relationships with her daughter, whom she had given up long ago, as well as with her estranged husband.
Set in the times of Victorian society, the film follows the life of pretty Irene who is married to wealthy Soames Forsyte, though she doesn’t love him. She is friendly with Soames’ niece June, but ends up falling in love with June’s fiancé, Phillip Bosinney. When upright Soames learns about this affair, their confrontation leads to tragedy and turmoil in the family.
A protestant couple, who have no children, decides to adopt a Catholic child, Patsy, after her orphanage burns down. However, this leads to various controversies.
After WWII, the Miniver family reunites, as Kay, husband Clem, daughter Judy return from their war-service and young Toby is back from America. Clem plans to move to Brazil, and Judy loves a senior married general, though Tom Foley waits to marry her. Kay conceals her fatal heart issue as she has only a year to make everything right for her family.
Despite having no prior teaching experience, a widow Jan Stewart is hired by the headmaster as the first female teacher at the Oaks boarding school. However, due to the fact that she is the only female teacher, she gets a lot of unwanted attention from the other teachers.
To her boyfriend’s dismay, a successful novelist falls in love with her married publisher and decides to marry him by luring him away from his wife. To her, this is the only logical thing to do. However, her boyfriend thinks otherwise and to win her back, he arranges a meeting between the two ladies; the publisher’s wife and the novelist.
Harry Patterson, a merchant marine falls in love with librarian, Emily Sears, and marries her after watching her in a bar fight. However, domestic life doesn’t sit well with Harry and he decides to return to the sea. Things change when Harry returns to find out that Emily is pregnant and about to go into labor.
The biopic follows the journey of Sister Ann or Jeannine Deckers of the Dominican Order in Belgium who gains international fame when her song “Dominique” becomes a worldwide hit. The success tests her faith but a personal crisis ultimately leads her to choosing to care for others above all.
On his release from Nazi reprisal camp at the end of the WWII, soldier Jean Renaud goes to meet Marise, the wife of his co-prisoner Paul Aubert, to convey the news of his death. Apparently, Paul has told him everything in details about Marise and from these discussions he has fallen in love with her. But is Paul really dead?
The Youngest Profession is a comedy drama film, which revolves around a lively teenage girl Joan and her best friend Patricia, who are dedicated autograph seekers. Together they run around New York City attempting to meet celebrities and get their autographs.
Ranch hand Pepe’s world is turned upside down when alcoholic Hollywood director Mr.Holt buys his beloved friend, a white stallion from its owner. Pepe then goes on an extraordinary adventure through Hollywood, meeting celebrities like Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Durante, Zsa Zsa Gabór, Bing Crosby, and others before being reunited with his beloved stallion.
Greer Garson Awards
|Mrs. Miniver||Best Actress in a Leading Role||1943|
|Sunrise at Campobello||Best Actress - Drama||1961|