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How Green Was My Valley (1941 film)

11 Ratings: 3.7
Director John Ford's acclaimed 1941 filmadaptation of the book of the same name.

John Ford's beautiful, heartfelt drama about a close-knit family of Welsh coal miners is one of the greatest films of Hollywood's golden age--a gentle masterpiece that beat Citizen Kane in the Best Picture race for the 1941 Academy Awards. The … see full wiki

Director: John Ford
Genre: Classics, Drama, Family
Release Date: October 28, 1941
MPAA Rating: Unrated
2 reviews about How Green Was My Valley (1941 film)
review by . February 13, 2009
posted in Screen Gems
John Ford's masterpiece about life in a small Welsh mining town.
When plans were being made to turn Richard Llewellyn's 1939 novel "How Green Was My Valley into a motion picture director John Ford had big ideas.  "How Green Was My Valley" was to be a two-reel epic drama shot entirely on location in South Wales in glorious Techincolor.   But the outbreak of World War II intervened and Ford's plans had to be scaled back dramatically.  Instead, "How Green Was My Valley" was filmed in California in the hills …
review by . October 10, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
Frankly, I had forgotten how excellent this film is until seeing it again recently. (It received the Academy Award for best film in 1941in competition with Citizen Kane and the other nominees.) The impact on me of a film at a given time is almost wholly dependent on how accessible I am when seeing it. I first saw How Green Was My Valley as a child and then again several years later. Probably because since then I have become a father and then a grandfather, I am much more appreciative now than I …
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