In Our Time (1944)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Political Drama, Romantic Drama  |   Release Date - Feb 19, 1944 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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More a romantic melodrama than the uplifting propaganda piece the producers perhaps envisioned, In Our Time stars Ida Lupino as Jennifer Whittredge, a young antique buyer marrying a Polish count, Stephan Orvid (Paul Henried), after a whirlwind romance in a Warsaw at the brink of World War II. The count's old-fashioned family in general and his aristocratic uncle (Victor Francen) in particular resist the union, but Jennifer brings a breath of fresh air and a sense of good Anglo-Saxon values into the stagnant rooms of the Orvid estate and soon the farm is prosperous once again. When the German military might finally enters Poland, Jennifer and Stephan join the country's scorched earth defense by burning both their property and are soon among the refugees waiting for the day when Poland is once again free from Fascism.

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aristocracy, burn, English [nationality], family, farming, forbidden-love, husband, love, mother, Nazism, objection, Polish [nationality], propaganda, resistance, romance, takeover, trip, war