How Green Was My Valley

1941

Action / Drama / Family

6
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 90%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 81%
IMDb Rating 7.8 10 18005

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Maureen O'Hara as Angharad
Anna Lee as Bronwyn
Barry Fitzgerald as Cyfartha
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844.24 MB
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English
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23.976 fps
1hr 58 min
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23.976 fps
1hr 58 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by billcr12 8 / 10

Classic

I finally watched this film after hearing about it for many years. John Ford was well respected for "The Searchers", "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance", and "The Grapes of Wrath" and several others. The black and white imagery is breathtaking, filled with shadows, reminding me of "Citizen Kane" by Orson Welles. Roddy Mcdowall is the narrator as an adult and he tells the story of his close knit Welsh family of his mother, father, and three brothers and sister. The men all work in the local coal mine and his sister, played by Maureen O'Hara, helps around the house. As happened here in America, the workers banded together to form a union in order to gain fair wages and work conditions. Along the way, there are love affairs and heart break involving the boys' sister and a local well meaning minister of the local church. Ford keeps it all moving as a compelling tale of family love and loyalty. A wise choice for best picture at the Academy Awards for 1941.

Reviewed by swissonbrownrye 4 / 10

Bleak and Depressing.

For some reason I avoided watching this film for many years. When I finally decided to see it I understood why my instincts kept me from it. It chronicles the story of people who are factory slaves, whose entire existence is bound up and controlled by a mining company that cares as much for them as Pharaoh cared for the Hebrew slaves. Their whole lives are spent in dreary toil for this all-powerful autocratic machine for a few pence. Any higher ambition, any dreams of the human spirit are squelched by this miserable existence. They live like worker ants existing solely for benefit of the colony. This is The Ten Commandments without Moses. I also thought the title to be inappropriate. There was very little greenery in this black and white dirge.

Reviewed by pompey meowth 2 / 10

Sentimental claptrap for American audiences.

My Father was born in 1931 and grew up in South Wales, he said that virtually everything about this film is complete fantasy. They lived in the worst possible conditions imaginable in those days, he didn't have proper shoes, only wooden clogs, till he was old enough to wear an old pair of his fathers boots.

The worst parts has to be the ridiculous singing and Irish accents of some of the actors. A small but interesting pointer to how the film cares little for reality or any sort of British audience, on the notice at the coal mine it says how the wages for all labor will be cut. Labour is not spelt labor in any part of the Uk then or now.

A really good film could be made about this story but only by the British or indeed, maybe only by the Welsh.

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