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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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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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June 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Tal der Entscheidung  »

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

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1.37 : 1
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 14, 1946 with Greer Garson and Gregory Peck reprising their film roles 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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Referenced in Mommie Dearest (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Molly Baun
(uncredited)
Traditional Irish Ballad
Sung a cappella by Greer Garson
Also played a bit in the score
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excellent movie and book
21 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is a treasure. Gregory Peck is a real man who falls in love with a feminine woman. Their chemistry comes through the screen. If you love romance, the old fashioned way, you will love this flick. This film is one of those epic stories chopped down into something you can simply enjoy in one evening. The cast of characters are fabulous with Donald Crisp, John Barrymore, Greer Garson, Geregory Peck, and so many other outstanding character actors. If you are in the mood for a story with characters who stand for their beliefs and work hard at maintaining the American dream, this movie does not disappoint. Although Greer Garson is much older in reality than Gregory Peck's 25 years the black and white screen does not give it away and their romance is very believable.


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