Greer Garson (MADAME CURIE) earned an Oscar as an English housewife whose family struggles to survive WWII. Powerful war-time drama was nominated for 11 Oscars, and won seven, including Best Picture, Director and Script. Teresa Wright (THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES) received an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Co-stars Walter Pigeon (HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY), Dame May Whitty (GASLIGHT), and Henry Travers (IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE) all received Oscar-nominations. Recently selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the top 400 American Films of all time.
Won: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress in a Leading Role (Garson), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Wright), Best Writing - Screenplay, Best Cinematography - Black-and-White, 1943 Academy Awards
Nominated: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Pidgeon), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Travers), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Whitty), 1943 Academy Awards
The most famous and perhaps most effective propaganda film of World War II. -- David Kehr, CHICAGO READER