Our Vines Have Tender Grapes
An endearing and quietly rhapsodic slice of Americana about a single year among the Norwegian immigrants in a Wisconsin farm town,Our Vines Have Tender Grapes enthralled 1945 audiences and critics with its timeless joys. Told from the viewpoint of little Selma(Margaret O'Brien), the film explores grand childhood adventures: making friends, a pet calf, Christmas, a terrifying trip down aflood-swollen river, a barn fire and a ride on a circus elephant's trunk. In a change-of-pace role, Edward G. Robinson is arevelation of wisdom and compassion as Selma's father, leading a fine cast that illuminates the profound power of everyday triumphsand sorrows.
Starring Edward G. Robinson, Margaret O'Brien, James Craig
Director Roy Rowland