The Human Comedy 1943

The Human Comedy

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During World War II, high school student Homer Macauley (Mickey Rooney) and his boss, Willie Grogan (Frank Morgan), pull their weight at the local telegraph office. Homer is dedicated and enthusiastic at first, but becomes troubled when the office begins receiving death notices about local soldiers. Luckily, he finds inspiration in a new hire, the confident Tom Spangler (James Craig). But Tom has troubles of his own. Smitten with Diana Steed (Marsha Hunt), he too must overcome his insecurities.

Cast & Crew

Mickey Rooney
Homer Macauley
Frank Morgan
Willie Grogan
James Craig
Tom Spangler
Marsha Hunt
Diana Steed
Fay Bainter
Mrs. Macauley
Donna Reed
Bess Macauley
Van Johnson
Marcus Macauley
Herbert Stothart
Original Music
Harry Stradling Sr.
Cinematographer
Cedric Gibbons
Art Director
Edwin B. Willis
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Critic Reviews for The Human Comedy

All Critics (5) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (1)

Audience Reviews for The Human Comedy

  • Mar 04, 2014
    Sweet, sentimental comedy/drama has a few mawkish moments but overall an affecting film.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Oct 21, 2013
    A tad bit over sentimental but the picture of Ithaca, California serves as an oasis from the wars being fought elsewhere.
    John B Super Reviewer

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