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Director: John Ford     Starring: Walter Pidgeon Maureen O'Hara
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40175592
UPC: 024543060734
UPC 14: 00024543060734
Rating: NR
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Winner Best Picture 1941
A sixty-year-old man who looks back on his life in a welsh mining town.

"Beautifully filmed, lovingly directed...  Leonard Maltin
"Possesses great beauty, great charm and character.  The New York Times

Editor's Note
In John Ford's HOW GREEN IS MY VALLEY, Huw Morgan, now a middle-aged man leaving the mining town of Cwm Rhondda, recalls the events that most impressed themselves upon his younger self (Roddy McDowall). His first memories are of the marriage of his brother, Ivor (Patric Knowles), and the burgeoning romance of his sister, Angharad (Maureen O'Hara), and the new preacher, Mr. Gruffydd (Walter Pidgeon). Still too young to work in the local coal mine like his father, Gwilym (Donald Crisp), and his five older brothers, he senses the seriousness of an imminent strike by the rift it creates between his father and the other boys when three of them move out of the family abode. During the tensions of the strike, Huw saves his mother (Sara Allgood) from drowning and in so doing loses the use of his legs. As Gruffydd aids in Huw's recovery, insisting on a positive attitude, he suggests that it is only the first of many trials the boy will have to face.

Richard Llewellyn's nostalgic novel, with its Fordian themes of family and community, could hardly have found a better director. While the acting and writing are excellent, this is truly Ford's film, one in which his brilliantly chosen groupings and compositions are the most expressive elements. Possibly the most moving film of Ford's career, HOW GREEN IS MY VALLEY received five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director.


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Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 1/8/2013
Video Play Time Running Time: 118 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1941
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2006073
Video UPC UPC: 00024543060734
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: B&W

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 1.33:1 [4:3]

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Donald Crisp
Video Cast Info Roddy McDowall
Video Cast Info Walter Pidgeon
Video Cast Info Maureen O'Hara
Video Cast Info Richard Llewellyn - Based on Novel By
Video Cast Info Gwen Wakeling - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info John Ford - Director
Video Cast Info Arthur C. Miller - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info James B. Clark - Editor
Video Cast Info Alfred Newman - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Darryl F. Zanuck - Producer
Video Cast Info Philip Dunne - Screenplay


Oscar (1942)
Video Award Name Richard Day, et al., Winner, Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Black-And-White
Video Award Name Arthur C. Miller, Winner, Best Cinematography, Black-And-White
Video Award Name John Ford, Winner, Best Director
Video Award Name Darryl F. Zanuck, Winner, Best Picture
Video Award Name Donald Crisp, Winner, Best Supporting Actor
   Video Award Name James B. Clark, Nominee, Best Film Editing
   Video Award Name Alfred Newman, Nominee, Best Music, Scoring Of A Dramatic Picture
   Video Award Name Edmund H. Hansen, Nominee, Best Sound, Recording
   Video Award Name Sara Allgood, Nominee, Best Supporting Actress
   Video Award Name Philip Dunne, Nominee, Best Writing, Screenplay

Professional Reviews

USA Today
"...Topically relevant and emotionally overwhelming..." 06/16/1992 p.6D

Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide 9 of 10
Moving drama from Richard Llewellyn's story of Welsh coal miners, centering on Crisp's large, close-knit family. Beautifully filmed, lovingly directed. - Leonard Maltin

VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever 8 of 10
Compelling story of the trials and tribulations of a Welsh mining family, from the youthful perspective of the youngest child (played by a 13-year old [Roddy] McDowall). Considered by many to be director [John] Ford's finest work.

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Pidgeon,Walter
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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