4.5 Sentimental & Emotional Grahame5373 | 21/01/2011 | See all Grahame5373's reviews (282) Mrs. Miniver is a 1942 drama starring the beautiful actress Greer Garson in the title role. It was based on a fictional English housewife created by Jan Struther in 1937 for a series of newspaper columns, and takes place at the start of the second world war. The film won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Director. It is of its time, but remains a powerful and deeply moving film, it was followed by the equally moving Miniver Story. Wonderful, and it is true, not a dry eye in the house.