Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Human Comedy (1943) ...A Funny Name for Such a Poignant Movie


My husband, youngest daughter and I viewed this most heartwarming movie last night.

This is one of those movies I've had on in the background but last night was different. Having a cold on the mend turned ear infection I put all other distractions down, and soaked in this beautiful movie. So glad I did...

There are many wonderful. wonderful, stars in the movie, a beautiful Donna Reed, darling Mickey Rooney, sweetheart of an older man, Frank Morgan and a very young Robert Mitchum and many other wonderful classic actors.

The movie is one of those movies that will stay with me forever...My husband had the use of a handy kleenex box at the end of the movie. This movie clearly hits the heartstrings for so many of us in so many ways indeed.

Here are some fellow reviewers from Turner Classics site that were also touched by this great movie:

... It is so evocative of the period during WWII, when The USA was gearing up to fight the War, and the servicemen were just starting to be put in action. The scenes of Van Johnson, who plays the part of Marcus McCauley, newly inducted into the army, are especially heartwarming. Van is the older brother of Homer (Mickey Rooney) and he is exceptionally appealing in the scenes he appears in. This was one of Van's first really good rolls at MGM, in an "A" picture, and he proves himself a extremely capable actor, making every line of dialogue, and emotion count. You don't know that he is acting, he seems so real. We can't recommend this film highly enough, and, certainly must give the whole cast an "A" plus for coming through at a time when the country needed a tremendous amount of moral support. Cheers go to Louis B. Mayer and MGM for a job well done! Henry Shaffner

is a true slice of idealized wartime Americana at its best. I had read the novel long before having seen the movie. This movie remains in my mind as perhaps one of my all-time favorites, both for its production values and its content. Mike

This movie is tremendous. One of the best I have ever watched. Would be a great reminder to people now of what our young men and women fought so hard to preserve. Great for all ages and members of our families... Betty Miller

An Oscar Winner and rightly so. They just don't make them like this anymore folks. I prefer to give my family the best in movies, why give them cheap and synthetic when we can give them the real deal. Who says we have to bow to the culture. I say keep it sweet Sweetie. : )

The Human Comedy (1943)

Please don't forget about the article on my other blog, Vision For a Godly Home.blogspot:

Roe Vs. Wade, What Has Become of Us?

Please pray for our nation, as my dear mother of 82 sighs and whispers...Oh things are so different now.....Just so different...

Yes Mother I know, they are. Pray Mother, it's all a sign of the times I'm afraid.

God is bigger.

Love to All, ~Amelia


amber said...

i should try to find that movie.. love LOVE the old classics, and that's one i've never heard of.

yes. we need to pray for our nation. it's easy at times to buy into the lie that things aren't "that bad..." that somehow everyone is really good at heart. but truth is, when ppl turn from God and reject His ways, it is only a matter of time before that nation crumbles.

i think there's been a slow crumbling for years. getting worse, really. not better.

thanks for sharing. so appreciate your sensitivity to the ways of God.

blessings, my friend~

Amelia said...

Hello Dear Amber, You are so sweet and thoughtful too to take the time to come over and say hi and more. : )

Isn't it something the decline in the country? I remember it so long ago as things started changing...Maybe it started before I was born in the 50s? I know when we watch movies, the late 30s and 40s seem to be the most wholesome ones because the country was in trouble and people had a healthy fear of God.

You are a blessing Amber, thanks so much for your comment! I've been sick so very slow in blogland these days.

xxxoooo ~Amelia

P.S. Another really sweet movie is "Our Vines Have Tender Grapes"...Oh Amber it is the sweetest ever. I may put a blog up soon on it! : ) Our little fam is in the process of watching it this week.