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Valley of the Giants (1938)

Passed | | Adventure | 17 September 1938 (USA)
A lumberman (Wayne Morris) and a gambling-house lady (Claire Trevor) thwart Easterners eyeing the California Redwoods.

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A lumberman (Wayne Morris) and a gambling-house lady (Claire Trevor) thwart Easterners eyeing the California Redwoods.

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Nitrate and safety prints of this film survive in the UCLA Film and Television Archives. See more »

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Remade as The Big Trees (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Bedelia
(uncredited)
Music by Jean Schwartz
Lyrics by William Jerome
Sung by the drunk men as they enter the Milwaukee saloon
Also played when Steve tells Lee that he wants her to start right away
Whistled by Fingers in the covered wagon
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Out of the two dozen films I watched this past weekend, this was the one I enjoyed the most. It is early technicolor and seeing the magnificent redwood trees was great. Wayne Morris delivers in the role of the timberman who has 21st century conservation values of not cutting too much and reforestation. Bickford is okay as the greedy villain. Claire Trevor is in cohoots with Bickford at the beginning but switches sides near the end. Alan Hale is a joy in his role as Ox and a real scene stealer. I believe I caught my favorite - Clem Bevans - in just a few seconds of screen time and Jerry Colona was a saloon singer extraordinaire. Other familiar character actors included Russell Simpson, Frank McHugh, Donald Crisp, and John Litel. This film is a treasure trove of character actors.


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