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How Green Was My Valley (28-Oct-1941)

Director: John Ford

Writer: Philip Dunne

From novel: How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn

Music: Alfred Newman

Producer: Darryl F. Zanuck

Keywords: Drama

A Welsh coal mining family suffers hardship as their community disintegrates. Told in flashback by the youngest son, Huw Morgan, played by Roddy McDowall. Won 5 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Cinematography; received 5 nominations including Best Actress, Best Screenplay and Best Score. Modern audiences may find it slow in spots.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Sara Allgood
31-Oct-1879 13-Sep-1950 How Green Was My Valley
Donald Crisp
27-Jul-1880 25-May-1974 Silent film actor, survived into talkies
Barry Fitzgerald
10-Mar-1888 14-Jan-1961 Going My Way
Patric Knowles
11-Nov-1911 23-Dec-1995 The Wolf Man
Anna Lee
2-Jan-1913 14-May-2004 Lila Quartermaine on General Hospital
John Loder
3-Jan-1898 26-Dec-1988 Sabotage
Roddy McDowall
17-Sep-1928 3-Oct-1998 Planet of the Apes
Maureen O'Hara
17-Aug-1920 24-Oct-2015 Miracle on 34th Street
Walter Pidgeon
23-Sep-1897 25-Sep-1984 How Green Was My Valley
Rhys Williams
31-Dec-1897 28-May-1969 The Bells of St. Mary's


Walter Pidgeon   ...   Mr. Gruffydd
Maureen O'Hara   ...   Angharad
Donald Crisp   ...   Mr. Morgan
Anna Lee   ...   Bronwyn
John Loder   ...   Ianto
Sara Allgood   ...   Mrs. Morgan
Barry Fitzgerald   ...   Cyfartha
Patric Knowles   ...   Ivor
Roddy McDowall   ...   Huw
Welsh Singers   ...   Themselves
Morton Lowry   ...   Mr. Jonas
Arthur Shields   ...   Mr. Parry
Ann Todd   ...   Ceinwen
Frederick Worlock   ...   Dr. Richards
Richard Fraser   ...   Davy
Evan S. Evans   ...   Gwilym
James Monks   ...   Owen
Rhys Williams   ...   Dai Bando
Lionel Pape   ...   Evans
Ethel Griffies   ...   Mrs. Nicholas
Marten Lamont   ...   Iestyn Evans


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