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The Valley of Light (2007)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 28 January 2007
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Returning from the War, Noah Lark discovers his family is gone. With a passion for fishing, Noah travels to a new town in search of a legendary great bass that has yet to be caught. On his ... See full summary »

Director:

Brent Shields

Writers:

Camille Thomasson (teleplay), Terry Kay (novel)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Klein ... Noah
Gretchen Mol ... Eleanor
Zach Mills ... Matthew
Jay O. Sanders ... Howard
Jeff Perry ... Taylor Bowers
Geoff Pierson ... Whitlow Mayfield
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Littlefield
Robert Prosky ... Hoke
Angela Paton ... Granny
Betty Moyer Betty Moyer ... Ada Reynolds
Jackson Rathbone ... Travis
Jamie Marsh Jamie Marsh ... Peavo (as James Marsh)
Kevin Chamberlin ... Moody
William Joseph Elk III ... Marshall
Allen Nause ... Preacher
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Returning from the War, Noah Lark discovers his family is gone. With a passion for fishing, Noah travels to a new town in search of a legendary great bass that has yet to be caught. On his journey he learns that with great friendship and great faith he will always be happy.

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Drama

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Trivia

Chris Klein and Angela Paton (Granny) had costarred in "American Wedding" (2003), where she played Jason Biggs' grandmother. See more »

Goofs

Red stop sign. This movie takes place immediately following World War II. Until 1954, stop signs were yellow with black letters. See more »

Connections

Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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Sweet and touching
28 January 2007 | by MartianOctocretr5See all my reviews

A very sentimental and heartfelt story with a refreshingly optimistic outlook about people reaching out to one another. A decorated WWII vet named Noah returns home to find the world has moved on during his absence. His parents have died, his brother is in prison, his family's farm has been sold.

Noah sets out to rebuild his life, not really knowing where he's bound, and encounters a mysterious and gifted old man who directs him to a nearby town. Upon arriving there, Noah is immediately embraced by the locals who at once recognize him to be of high character. He meets a mute boy named Matthew he befriends, and an elegant widow named Eleanor. Noah's talent for fishing quickly makes him a local legend, and his kindness to others wins the hearts of everyone he meets. The beauty of this story is the interaction of all of the characters. There really are no "bad guys," everyone has their place in bringing joy into the life of some other person(s). It's very touching, and the dialogue is rich with spiritual symbolism.

The entire cast breathe life into all these pleasant, likable characters. It's overall a "feel good" story (although there is one tragedy the characters face together), with a very positive approach.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Valley of Light (#56.2) See more »

Filming Locations:

Coloma, California, USA

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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