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How Green Was My Valley ()


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At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans, he stern, she gentle, raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life.

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  • Won 5 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 6 nominations.
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Mr. Gruffydd
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Angharad
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Bronwyn
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Mr. Morgan
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Huw
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Ianto
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Mrs. Morgan
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Cyfartha
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Ivor
Welsh Singers ...
Singers
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Mr. Jonas
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Mr. Parry
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Ceinwen (as Ann Todd)
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Dr. Richards
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Davy
Evan S. Evans ...
Gwilym
James Monks ...
Owen
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Dai Bando
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Evans
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Mrs. Nicholas
Marten Lamont ...
Iestyn Evans
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Bit Part (uncredited)
Stewart Bair ...
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Robert Bradford ...
Bit Part (uncredited)
Cyril Clare ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Leonard Clare ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Village Woman (uncredited)
Jacob Dance ...
Jacob the Miner (uncredited)
Phillip Dare ...
Bit Part (uncredited)
Edward Davies ...
Bit Part (uncredited)
Helen Davies ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Bit Part (uncredited)
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Postman (uncredited)
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Eve (uncredited)
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Bit Part (uncredited)
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Gossiper (uncredited)
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Bit Part (uncredited)
Jack Griffiths ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Ben Hall ...
Bit Part (uncredited)
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Miner (uncredited)
Gwilym Isaac ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Ellis James ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Alice A. Jones ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Arvonia Jones ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
David Jones ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Emlyn Jones ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Howell A. Jones ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Joseph T. Jones ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Tiny Jones ...
Mrs. Tossel (uncredited)
Will Lewis ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Meillyn Lewis (uncredited)
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Miner's Wife (uncredited)
Anne McCullough ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Harry McKim ...
Child (uncredited)
Lydia McKim ...
Child (uncredited)
Peggy McKim ...
Child (uncredited)
Gomer Morgan ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Jack Owen ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Mine Superintendent (uncredited)
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Huw Morgan as an Adult (uncredited) (voice)
Arthur Pritchard ...
Bit Part (uncredited)
David J. Reed ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Caradac Rees ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Lewis Rees ...
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Mervyn (uncredited)
Hugh Thomas ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
John C. Thomas ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Owen Thomas ...
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Allan Watson ...
Bit Part (uncredited)
Jan Williams ...
Bit Part (uncredited)
Reese Williams ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Tudor Williams ...
Singer (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Ford

Written by

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Philip Dunne ... (screen play)
 
Richard Llewellyn ... (based on the novel by)

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Darryl F. Zanuck ... producer

Music by

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Alfred Newman

Cinematography by

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Arthur C. Miller ... director of photography (as Arthur Miller)

Film Editing by

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James B. Clark ... film editor

Art Direction by

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Richard Day
Nathan Juran

Set Decoration by

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Thomas Little ... (set decorations)

Costume Design by

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Gwen Wakeling ... (costumes)

Makeup Department

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Guy Pearce ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Gene Bryant ... unit production manager (uncredited)
William Koenig ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Gene Bryant ... assistant director (uncredited)
Edward O'Fearna ... assistant director (uncredited)
Wingate Smith ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Walter Cooper ... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Ben Wurtzel ... head of construction (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Eugene Grossman ... sound
Roger Heman Sr. ... sound (as Roger Heman)

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Chesley Bonestell ... matte artist (uncredited)
W. Percy Day ... matte painter (uncredited)
Fred Sersen ... special photographic effects (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Joseph LaShelle ... camera operator (uncredited)
Paul Lockwood ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Sam Benson ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Location Management

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Ray C. Moore ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Hugo Friedhofer ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Gomer Jones ... music researcher (uncredited)
Edward B. Powell ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Tudor Williams ... musical arranger (uncredited)

Other crew

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C.C. Hardy ... stand-in: Donald Crisp (uncredited)
Idwal Jones ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Jack Pennick ... assistant: John Ford (uncredited)
Rhys Williams ... technical advisor (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Life is hard in a Welsh mining town and no less so for the Morgan family. Seen through the eyes of the family's youngest, Huw, we learn of the family's trials and tribulations. Family patriarch Gwilym and his older sons work in the mines, dangerous and unhealthy as it is. Gwilym has greater hopes for his youngest son, but Huw has his own ideas on how to honor his father. Daughter Angharad is the most beautiful girl in the valley and is very much in love with Mr. Gruffydd, who isn't sure he can provide her the life she deserves. Times are hard and good men find themselves out of work and exploited by unseen mine owners. Written by garykmcd

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Taglines Rich is their humor! Deep are their passions! Reckless are their lives! Mighty is their story! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Richard Llewellyn's How Green Was My Valley (United States)
  • Qu'elle était verte ma vallée (France)
  • So grün war mein Tal (Germany)
  • ¡Qué verde era mi valle! (Spain)
  • So grün war mein Tal (West Germany)
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  • 118 min
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Budget $1,250,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia John Ford became the second director to win three Academy Awards for Best Director, having previously won for The Informer (1935) and The Grapes of Wrath (1940). 11 years later, he would win his fourth for The Quiet Man (1952) (which also starred Maureen O'Hara), a record unmatched by any other director. See more »
Goofs The wage reduction proclamation contains the word "labor" (American spelling) rather than "labour" as any British Islander would spell it. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Film présenté: Qu'elle était verte ma vallée! (1983). See more »
Soundtracks Rhyfelgyrch Gwyr Harlech See more »
Quotes Huw Morgan: [narrating] Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still, real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever. How green was my valley then.
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