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The Human Comedy (1943)

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117 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Teenager Homer Macauley stays at home in small-town Ithaca to support his family while his older brother Marcus prepares to go to war.
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Writers
William Saroyan (from the story by) | Howard Estabrook (screen play)
Composer
Herbert Stothart (musical score)
Cinematographer
Harry Stradling Sr. (as Harry Stradling)
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Updated Mar 2, 1943

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Mar 2, 1943 (United States)

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76 cast members
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Mickey Rooney
Homer Macauley Homer Macauley   See fewer
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Frank Morgan
Willie Grogan Willie Grogan   See fewer
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James Craig
Tom Spangler Tom Spangler   See fewer
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Marsha Hunt
Diana Steed Diana Steed   See fewer
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Fay Bainter
Mrs. Macauley Mrs. Macauley   See fewer
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Ray Collins
Mr. Macauley Mr. Macauley   See fewer
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Van Johnson
Marcus Macauley Marcus Macauley   See fewer
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Donna Reed
Bess Macauley Bess Macauley   See fewer
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Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins
Ulysses Macauley (as Jack Jenkins) Ulysses Macauley (as Jack Jenkins)   See fewer
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Dorothy Morris
Mary Arena Mary Arena   See fewer
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John Craven
Tobey George Tobey George   See fewer
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Ann Ayars
Mrs. Sandoval Mrs. Sandoval   See fewer
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Mary Nash
Miss Hicks Miss Hicks   See fewer
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Henry O'Neill
Charles Steed Charles Steed   See fewer
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Barry Nelson
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Helen Elliot Helen Elliot   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 1,713 votes