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The Human Comedy

The Human Comedy(1943)

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Brief Synopsis

A small-town telegraph boy deals with the strains of growing up during World War II.

Cast & Crew

Clarence Brown Director
Mickey Rooney Homer Macauley
Frank Morgan Willie Grogan
James Craig Tom Spangler
Marsha Hunt Diana Steed
Fay Bainter Mrs. [Katie] Macauley
Ray Collins Mr. [Matthew] Macauley
Van Johnson Marcus Macauley
Donna Reed Bess Macauley
Jack Jenkins Ulysses Macauley
Dorothy Morris Mary Arena
John Craven Tobey George
Ann Ayars Mrs. [Rose] Sandoval
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  World premiere in New York: 2 Mar 1943
Release Date:  1943 Production Date:  AFI
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Loew's Inc.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Sound System) Production Co:  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
Duration(mins):  118-120 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  10,511    
Duration(reels):  12    

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  • A feel good movie

    Jerry Peterson 2013-08-16

    The year released caught my eye, 1943, the year I was born. The story and charactors reminded me a lot of growing up in the 1940s and the 1950s in a small... MORE>

  • LB Mayer's favorite film

    hermann 2013-08-14

    I really enjoyed this movie despite a few occasions when I thought the message was too heavily underlined. (For example, that brief scene where James Craig... MORE>

  • "The real poor are the poor in spirit"

    Jeff Boston 2013-08-14

    Well said by the woman playing the mother of patriot (in both his reel life and real life) Mickey Rooney, now 92. This movie was meant to keep our... MORE>