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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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Bill Cardigan
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Lee Roberts
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'Fingers' McCarthy
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'Ox' Smith
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Andy Stone
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Howard Fallon
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Ed Morrell (as Jack LaRue)
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Hendricks
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Creel
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'Fats'
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McKenzie
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Sheriff Graber
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Greer
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Joe Lorimer
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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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La vallée des géants  »

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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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Edited from God's Country and the Woman (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Creole Belles
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Music by J. Bodewalt Lampe
Played when Fingers is introduced and Lee, Steve and Morrell discuss business
Also played when the Ox barges into the San Hedrin saloon
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Wayne Morris, He-Man
8 August 2006 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This overproduced Big Trees Epic from Warners in 1938 is given the full production treatment: Technicolor, script by Seton Miller and a cast so immense that Charles Bickford is placed near the bottom of the on-screen cast list. But the actor at the center of this epic is Wayne Morris, who was a reasonably capable actor whose specialty was the Naive Young Stiff.... and a role like this calls for a sense of power and confidence that he does not not show in this role.

As for the other actors, the pleasures of watching them is muted. Charles Bickford is given a limited range of emotion: he runs the gamut from greedy to mean and back again. Claire Trevor plays her usual hooker with a heart of gold, and the other actors, given their fourteen seconds of screen time each, cannot do much. Given my general level of irritation even the Technicolor winds up annoying me: the working loggers always seem to be wearing fresh-laundered, crisply maintained clothes.

Director William Keighley was an effective director for the fast-moving Warner Bs, but he always seemed out of depth in these super-production. Look at stuff like BULLETS OR BALLOTS or the crisply turned farce of BROTHER RAT, not this.


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