Born July 1, 1902, in Alsace, Germany, Wyler came to the United States at age 18 to work for his cousin Carl Laemmle, the head of Universal Pictures. In 1936, he began a long collaboration with Samuel Goldwyn that would result in some of his finest films, including Wuthering Heights, The Little Foxes and The Letter.
After serving in World War II, Wyler made what many believe to be his greatest film, The Best Years of Our Lives -- though even it couldn't match the record 11 Oscars his 1959 epic Ben-Hur received. Wyler died July 27, 1981.
Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright and Reginald Owen star in this Academy Award-winning drama directed by the acclaimed William Wyler about an English family's efforts to rise above the hardships of war. The patriarch (Pidgeon) faces battle in Dunkirk; an air raid kills a daughter; and a son joins the Royal Air Force. Through it all, Mrs. Miniver (Garson) stands tall, strong, proud and still filled with hope.