How Green Was My Valley

Pidgeon, Walter

SKU: 024543838647

UPC 024543838647
Release Date 2013-01-15
Studio 20th Century Fox
Discs 1
Length 119
Format B&W
MPAA Rating Not Rated
Synopsis In John Ford's HOW GREEN IS MY VALLEY, Huw Morgan, now a middle-aged man leaving the mining town of Cwm Rhondda, recalls the events that most impressed themselves upon his younger self (Roddy McDowall). His first memories are of the marriage of his brother, Ivor (Patric Knowles), and the burgeoning romance of his sister, Angharad (Maureen O'Hara), and the new preacher, Mr. Gruffydd (Walter Pidgeon). Still too young to work in the local coal mine like his father, Gwilym (Donald Crisp), and his five older brothers, he senses the seriousness of an imminent strike by the rift it creates between his father and the other boys when three of them move out of the family abode. During the tensions of the strike, Huw saves his mother (Sara Allgood) from drowning and in so doing loses the use of his legs. As Gruffydd aids in Huw's recovery, insisting on a positive attitude, he suggests that it is only the first of many trials the boy will have to face. Richard Llewellyn's nostalgic novel, with its Fordian themes of family and community, could hardly have found a better director. While the acting and writing are excellent, this is truly Ford's film, one in which his brilliantly chosen groupings and compositions are the most expressive elements. Possibly the most moving film of Ford's career, HOW GREEN IS MY VALLEY received five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director....Topically relevant and emotionally overwhelming...HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1990.[A] film full of magnificent deep-focus effects, presented both in low-ceiling interiors and in outdoor vistas...
Cast Anna Lee (Star)
Thomas Little (Production Designer)
John Loder (Star)
Patric Knowles (Star)
Arthur Shields (Star)
Alfred Newman (Composer)
Frederic Worlock (Featured)
Darryl F. Zanuck (Producer)
Sara Allgood (Star)
Walter Pidgeon (Star)
Mae Marsh (Star)
Donald Crisp (Star)
Ann E. Todd (Star)
John Ford (Director)
Maureen O'Hara (Star)
Barry Fitzgerald (Star)
Richard Llewellyn (Screenwriter)
Gwen Wakeling (Costume Designer)
Arthur Miller (Director of Photography)
Guy Pearce (Makeup)
James B. Clark (Editor)
Lionel Pape (Star)
Nathan Juran (Production Designer)
Rhys Williams (Star)
Roddy McDowall (Star)
Philip Dunne (Screenwriter)
Richard Day (Art Director)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: Audio commentary by actor Anna Lee Nathan and film historian Joseph McBride, author of Searching for John Ford Hollywood backstories: How Green Was My Valley Original theatrical trailer Dual Layer Full Frame - 1.33 Audio: DTS - English, French, Spanish DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.15000
Height 0.25000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama
Attribute Black and White,SensorMatic,Standard Screen
Product Code Movie

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