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The Proud Valley
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6 April 1940 (UK) See more »
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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. See more » | Add synopsis »
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A better script for Robeson this time around! See more (10 total) »

Cast

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Paul Robeson ... David Goliath
Edward Chapman ... Dick Parry
Simon Lack ... Emlyn Parry
Rachel Thomas ... Mrs. Parry
Dilys Thomas ... Dilys Parry
Edward Rigby ... Bert
Janet Johnson ... Gwen Owen
Charles Williams ... Evans
Jack Jones ... Thomas
Dilys Davies ... Mrs. Katherine Owen
Clifford Evans ... Seth Jones
Allan Jeayes ... Mr. Trevor
George Merritt ... Mr. Lewis
Edward Lexy ... Commissionaire
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Glyn-Jones ... Mr. Howes - Collector (uncredited)
Noel Howlett ... Company Clerk (uncredited)
Roddy Hughes ... Lloyd - Miner (uncredited)
Mike Johnson ... Cage Operator (uncredited)
Edward Keyes ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Leslie Phillips ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Grant Sutherland ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Harry Terry ... Miner (uncredited)
Ronald Ward ... Sir John (uncredited)
Babette Washington ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Ben Williams ... Will Morgan (uncredited)

Directed by
Pen Tennyson  (as Penrose Tennyson)
 
Writing credits
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Alfredda Brilliant  story
Louis Golding  (as Louis Goulding)
Jack Jones 
Herbert Marshall  story "David Goliath"
Roland Pertwee 
Pen Tennyson 

Produced by
Michael Balcon .... producer
Sergei Nolbandov .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Roy Kellino 
Glen MacWilliams 
 
Film Editing by
Ray Pitt 
 
Art Direction by
Wilfred Shingleton  (as Wilfrid Shingleton)
 
Makeup Department
Heinrich Heitfeld .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Frederick James .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
L.C. Rudkin .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Eric Williams .... sound
Stephen Dalby .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Wilfrid Newton .... still photographer (uncredited)
Jeff Seaholme .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ernest Irving .... music arranger
Ernest Irving .... musical director
Ernest Irving .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Also Known As:
"The Tunnel" - USA (reissue title)
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76 min
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Land of My FathersSee more »

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A better script for Robeson this time around!, 19 June 2001
Author: tophoca (tophoca@hotmail.com) from Mersin 10 Turkey

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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