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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.



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Cast overview:
... Bryce Cardigan
... Shirley Pennington
... Buck Ogilvy
... John Cardigan
... Randeau
... Felice
Phil Brady ... Half Pint
... Mayor
... Councilman
... Councilman
... Councilman
... Councilman
... Councilman
... 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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She loved him as no girl ever loved, but fate made him her enemy. Though he risked his life to save hers, she could never tell him how much she cared! Here is drama as mighty as the giants around which it was written! See more »


Drama | Romance





Release Date:

11 December 1927 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Vale dos Gigantes  »

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1.37 : 1
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Filmed entirely on location in Humboldt County, California, over six weeks. See more »


Remake of The Valley of the Giants (1919) See more »

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Standard tale of Business...
25 June 2006 | by See 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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