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The Proud Valley (1940)

 -  Drama | Music  -  6 April 1940 (UK)
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In a Welsh coal mining valley, a young man with a beautiful singing voice is called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice when a pit disaster threatens.


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Complete credited cast:
Edward Chapman ...
Simon Lack ...
Rachel Thomas ...
Dilys Thomas ...
Dilys Parry
Edward Rigby ...
Janet Johnson ...
Gwen Owen
Charles Williams ...
Jack Jones ...
Dilys Davies ...
Mrs. Katherine Owen
Clifford Evans ...
Seth Jones
Allan Jeayes ...
Mr. Trevor
George Merritt ...
Mr. Lewis
Edward Lexy ...


In a Welsh coal mining valley, a young man with a beautiful singing voice is called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice when a pit disaster threatens. Written by Steve Crook <>

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Plot Keywords:

ealing | wales | labor union


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Release Date:

6 April 1940 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

The Tunnel  »

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1.37 : 1
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Featured in Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist (1979) See more »


Ton-y Botel (Ebenezer)
Music by Thomas John Williams
Arranged by Ernest Irving
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A better script for Robeson this time around!
19 June 2001 | by (Mersin 10 Turkey) – See all my reviews

This film was shown to a group of Turkish students recently with a surprising result.. they loved it! Robeson suffered all through his career from dud scripts. He was usually cast as an African chief in low budget British made films, in this film he plays the part of a coal miner in Wales. Songs include "Deep River" and "Land Of My Fathers". Robeson was accepted more in England than he was in the USA probably because of his political beliefs. Communist or not he had a great voice and this film shows that given a half decent script he was a good actor. Buy it while you can, these Gems tend to go out of print very quickly never to be seen again for years.

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