How Green Was My Valley

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Huw Morgan John Ford's masterpiece about life in a Welsh mining village. Adapted from the novel by Richard Llewelyn.
If you will watch but one of our hero's juvenile movies, make it this one. Perfect and sublime.

Technical Details

Roddy McDowall in How Green Was My Valley Director: John Ford

Production: 20CF

Writer: Philip Dunne, based on novel by Richard Llewelyn

Cast: Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Donald Crisp, Anna Lee, Roddy McDowall, John Loder, Sara Allgood, Barry Fitzgerald, Patric Knowles, The Welsh Singers, Morton Lowry, Arthur Shields, Ann Todd, Frederic Worlock, richard Fraser, Evan S. Evans, James Monks, Rhys Williams, Lionel Pape, Ethel Griffies, Marten Lamont, Mae Marsh, Louis Jean Heydt, Dennis Hoey, Tudor Williams, Clifford Severn, Eve March, Virginia McDowall

Running time: 118 m.

Writer's comment: "The warp and woof of comedy and tragedy were expertly knit into a single glowing tapestry of drama, and the frame that held it all in place was the superlative performance of a boy of twelve.  Roddy McDowall proved to be all that we had hoped for, and more." — Philip Dunne, How Green Was My Valley

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