Have you seen Our Vines Have Tender Grapes?

I am so excited to share with you a summer filled with positive, helpful movie reviews! My hope is that these will be the best family movies for your summer break.

I’m calling this series, “Amazing Summer Movies for Families to Enjoy.”

I’ve invited some of my favorite blogging friends to share movies they love with you. Each Wednesday morning, I’ll add a new review for you to enjoy.

You and your family can gain a whole slew of great movie suggestions from reading these weekly reviews. I hope these articles will lead to a fun summer of movie watching for you and your crew.

Movie Title: Our Vines Have Tender Grapes

Have you seen Our Vines Have Tender Grapes?


Edward G. Robinson, Margaret O’Brien, James Craig

Movie Genre:

Classic Drama, Family

Movie Plot:

Released in September of 1945 this, black and white movie, is a story about a Norwegian immigrant farmer in Wisconsin, Martinius Jacobson, his wife Bruna, and their seven-year-old daughter Selma. Selma is always with her playmate and five-year-old cousin, Arnold.

Martinius simply wants to work his land and be a loving husband and father to his family. He also has one great ambition, which his wife does not share, and that is to build a new barn. However, tragedy hits and Matinius rethinks his ambition. How the family copes with the tragedy is the core and the charm of the film.

Selma lives a carefree, joyous life. Her tender heart leads her to donate her pet calf to Bjorn Bjornson who lost his livestock when lightning struck his newly constructed, uninsured barn. Through Selma’s unselfish act the entire town is inspired to come to the aid of Bjorn.

Lisa’s Review:

It takes a lot for me to like a movie. Maybe I am too hard to please. But I do know what goes in your mind stays there and alters your thought life. I am always on the look out for a movie that is touching and causes me to walk away having learned something valuable. This movie meets all of these criteria and much more. “Our Vines Have Tender Grapes” pictures real life with all its ups and downs handled the best way any godly man and woman could handle them. It is a film that promotes close family ties and builds up family values rather than tearing them down.


I whole heartedly give this movie 5 stars. It is a film that can be watched by men, boys, women, and girls of any age! 

Scenes You Might Want to Look Out for:

This is about as nice a movie as you can get. The only thing that could disturb younger children is the death of animals in the barn fire shown close to the end of the film.

You can find this movie on Amazon. Online at Walmart, Barnes & Noble, and Target.

About the Reviewer:

Lisa Morris Head ShotMy name is Lisa Morris and I am the writer and creator of Conforming to the Truth. This is a faith-based blog dedicated to defending the truth of God’s Word and encouraging you to grow in your walk with Christ! I am here learning right beside you!

You can visit Lisa’s blog at http://conformingtothetruth.com/

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2 thoughts on “Have you seen Our Vines Have Tender Grapes?

  1. Thank you, Lisa, for sharing this wonderful movie review today.
    I’ve not seen the movie before.
    I’m going to have to look it up!
    You and your ministry are a blessing.
    Sure am thankful for you~

    1. You are welcome Melanie! Thank you for this series! It is hard to find a good clean movie these days! I hope you do watch it! I believe you will love it! Thank you for your encouraging words! You bless me too!


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