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FILM DETAILS
Certificate U
Cast
Walter Pidgeon
Maureen O'Hara
Roddy McDowall
Donald Crisp
Directors
John Ford
Screenwriters
Philip Dunne
Richard Llewellyn
Running Time
118 minutes

How Green was my Valley
Multi-Oscar winning tale of growing up poor in Wales


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Plot
Caught between the influence of his miner father, Morgan and newly arrived preacher, Gryffydd, Welsh adolescent Huw witnesses the breakdown of his family and community.


Verdict
Winning Best Film at that year's Oscars, this John Huston film typically epic with a faithful screenplay to Richard Llewellyn's famous novel. Strong performances from Crisp and O'Hara although McDowall as the young lead, gives a particularly memorable performance while the setting shows Wales at its most beautiful.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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