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The Valley of the Giants (1927)

Bryce Cardigan struggles to protect his Redwood inheritance from a railroad-owner, who is also the guardian of the woman Bryce loves.


Charles Brabin


Peter B. Kyne (novel) (as Peter Bernard Kyne), Wid Gunning | 1 more credit »




Cast overview:
Milton Sills ... Bryce Cardigan
Doris Kenyon ... Shirley Pennington
Arthur Stone ... Buck Ogilvy
George Fawcett ... John Cardigan
Paul Hurst ... Randeau
Yola d'Avril ... Felice
Phil Brady Phil Brady ... Half Pint
James A. Marcus James A. Marcus ... Mayor
Erville Alderson ... Councilman
Dan Crimmins ... Councilman
Otto Hoffman ... Councilman
Lucien Littlefield ... Councilman
Dan Mason ... Councilman
Charles Sellon ... Pennington


Bryce Cardigan struggles to protect his Redwood inheritance from a railroad-owner, who is also the guardian of the woman Bryce loves.

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Standard tale of Business...
25 June 2006 | by kineticaSee all my reviews

I had the chance to see this film at the Bronco Billy Silent Film Festival Last night in Niles Canyon California, old home of Essanay Film Studios and where Chaplin made many movies.

I originally gave this movie a 10 but after review I was lacking motivational background on the characters for the father and his rival, a little explanation or a few quick scenes to develop their positions with their employees would have been helpful.

It was an old classic, full of the old tales of building something from nothing, fights and heroism despite bad blood between Company heads. Sympathy for one and indifference for the other abound.

A final showdown and climactic accident are a part of the fun. The facial features are subtle and convey an emotional range adequate for the movie and providing sympathy, yet no REAL villain, merely business being business.

The scenes involving the Seqouias are wonderful, though not as spectacular as in color, BUT the black and white does contrast the size well.

One of the best scenes involves business discussions and the obtuse manner in which things are done to avoid detection by their rivals.

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Release Date:

11 December 1927 (USA) See more »

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O Vale dos Gigantes See more »

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