The Human Comedy

1943

The Human Comedy

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80%

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Average Rating: 3.6/5

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In this filmization of William Saroyan's novel, narrator Ray Collins is dead before the film begins, thus he is able to provide an all-seeing overview of the tiny community of Ithaca, California. The principal character, is Collins' son, who keeps in close contact with virtually every family in town.

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Cast

Mickey Rooney
as Homer Macauley
Marsha Hunt
as Diana Steed
Frank Morgan
as Willie Grogan
Van Johnson
as Marcus Macauley
James Craig
as Tom Spangler
Fay Bainter
as Mrs. Macauley
Ray Collins
as Mr. Macauley
Donna Reed
as Bess Macauley
Dorothy Morris
as Mary Arena
John Craven
as Tobey George
Ann Ayars
as Mrs. Sandoval
Mary Nash
as Miss Hicks
Henry O'Neill
as Charles Steed
Alan Baxter
as Brad Stickman
Rita Quigley
as Helen Elliott
Clem Bevans
as Henderson
S.Z. Sakall
as Mr. Ara
Mark Daniels
as 1st Soldier
William Roberts
as 2nd Soldier
David Holt
as Hubert Ackley
Howard Freeman
as Rev. Holly
Jay Ward
as Felix
Gibson Gowland
as Leonine Type Man
Don Taylor
as Soldier
Wallis Clark
as Principal
Mary Servoss
as Mrs. Beaufrere
Morris Ankrum
as Mr. Beaufrere
Lynne Carver
as Daughter
Butch Jenkins
as Ulysses Macauley
Emory Parnell
as Policeman
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Audience Reviews for The Human Comedy

Sweet, sentimental comedy/drama has a few mawkish moments but overall an affecting film.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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A tad bit over sentimental but the picture of Ithaca, California serves as an oasis from the wars being fought elsewhere.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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