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The Valley of Decision (1945)

Passed  -  Drama  -  June 1945 (USA)
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Mary Rafferty comes from a poor family of steel mill workers in 19th Century Pittsburgh. Her family objects when she goes to work as a maid for the wealthy Scott family which controls the ... See full summary »

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Pat Rafferty
Preston Foster ...
Jim Brennan
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Constance Scott
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Clarissa Scott
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McCready
Dan Duryea ...
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Louise Kane
Barbara Everest ...
Delia
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Ted Scott
Geraldine Wall ...
Kate Shannon
Evelyn Dockson ...
Mrs. Callahan
John Warburton ...
Giles
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Storyline

Mary Rafferty comes from a poor family of steel mill workers in 19th Century Pittsburgh. Her family objects when she goes to work as a maid for the wealthy Scott family which controls the mill. Mary catches the attention of handsome scion Paul Scott, but their romance is complicated by Paul's engagement to someone else and a bitter strike among the mill workers. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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strike | union | steel mill | maid | immigrant | See more »

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Drama

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Release Date:

June 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Tal der Entscheidung  »

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Budget:

$2,160,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Feature film debut of Dean Stockwell. See more »

Quotes

Paul Scott: [Mary is upset over her father's stubbornness and begins crying. Paul leads her to a bluff overlooking Pittsburgh's steel mills] You can see all of Pittsburgh from here, but Pittsburgh can't see you. Why don't you sit down and cry it out?
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Soundtracks

Molly Baun
(uncredited)
Traditional Irish Ballad
Sung a cappella by Greer Garson
Also played a bit in the score
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I first saw this film in 1945 in Morotai during the war and absolutely loved it and have been trying to find it ever since
14 June 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film in 1945 when I was serving in the Air Force on the Island of Morotai. Sitting on an old bomb tail fin and in the open air and in the rain. I remember writing to my parents in Perth WA telling them not to miss it. I am now 79 years of age and of course it is difficult for me to remember all the details of the film, but it was the style of film that impressed me so much that I have been looking for it ever since. Some two years ago I heard that it was played on Foxtel (our equivalent to pay TV) and as I don't have that luxury, once again I missed it. I have now tried to buy it and hope I will get it in due course


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