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Mrs Miniver

The middle classes stand up four square to Hitler blowing their curtains in. Meanwhile, hard put to it working class families the country over didn’t have curtains to blow in, let alone a pelmet to ruin. Homes fit for heroes they said! Well, somebody said anyway. Apparently this display of well spoken fortitude in the face of beastly bombs and ghastly things happening
to dear old London contributed hugely to American public opinion swinging behind Roosevelt and his desire to have them enter the war. God knows what would have happened if they’d seen The Goose Steps Out first. They’d have probably though we deserved everything we got. 50th most popular film of all time, of course, ahead of Superman but just behind Carry On Nurse.

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