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How Green Was My Valley

category: Moviesdirector:John Fordruntime:118 minyear: 1941
genres: Drama Family
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 younger son how to honor his hard working parents. Huw who 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.
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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How Green Was My Valley (1941) - Full Film

How Green Was My Valley (1941) - Full Film
How Green Was My Valley 1941 Directed by John Ford and based on a novel by Richard Llewelyn. The film features Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna ...

How Green Was My Valley - Trailer [1941] [14th Oscar Best Picture]

How Green Was My Valley - Trailer [1941] [14th Oscar Best Picture]
This story of a Welsh valley's turn-of-the-century descent from pristine paradise to despoiled coal mining region, is told in flashback form by Huw Morgan, an old ...

How Green Was My Valley Trailer

How Green Was My Valley Trailer
How Green Was My Valley starring: Maureen O'Hara and Walter Pidgeon.

How Green Was My Valley

How Green Was My Valley
Two sequences from the movie How Green Was My Valley spliced together to form one clip. The latter sequence features an amazing scene construction using ...

How Green Was My Valley Official Trailer In Blu Ray & DVD

How Green Was My Valley Official Trailer In Blu Ray & DVD
How Green Was My Valley Official Trailer In Blu Ray & DVD On Blu Ray & DVD Directed by John Ford - Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna Lee At the turn ...

How Green Was My Valley reviews

John Ford's film of social and familial change details the chilling effects hard economic times have on a large, but tight-knit Welsh coal mining family around the turn of the last century. Told in narrative flashback by the youngest of seven children (5 young men and a young lady) it begins when the coalmines are new, the valley still green, and the village cohesive and close-knit. As economic times worsen, the family and community fray and slowly disintegrate. The backdrop village becomes darker and smokier as the family fights valiantly to remain together. But unlike the treatment the story would probably get today, the family does not lose its dignity.There is not much, if anything, to criticize in this movie, it's one of the best ever.

How Green Was My Valley 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.
Mr. Gruffydd: You've been lucky, Huw. Lucky to suffer and lucky to spend these weary months in bed. For so God has given you a chance to make the spirit within yourself. And as your father cleans his lamp to have good light, so keep clean your spirit... By prayer, Huw. And by prayer, I don't mean shouting, mumbling, and wallowing like a hog in religious sentiment. Prayer is only another name for good, clean, direct thinking. When you pray, think. Think well what you're saying. Make your thoughts into things that are solid. In that way, your prayer will have strength, and that strength will become a part of you, body, mind, and spirit.
Huw Morgan: There is no fence nor hedge around time that is gone. You can go back and have what you like of it, if you can remember. So I can close my eyes on my valley as it is today, and it is gone, and I see it as it was when I was a boy. Green it was, and possessed of the plenty of the Earth. In all Wales, there was none so beautiful. Everything I ever learned as a small boy came from my father and I never found anything he ever told me to be wrong or worthless. The simple lessons he taught me are as sharp and clear in my mind as if I had heard them only yesterday. In those days, the black slag, the waste of the coal pits, had only begun to cover the sides of our hill. Not yet enough to mar the countryside, nor blacken the beauty of our village, for the colliery had only begun to poke its skinny black fingers through the green.
Huw Morgan: [Narrating] It is with me now, so many years later. And it makes me think of so much that is good, that is gone.
Angharad: Look now, you are king in the chapel. But I will be queen in my own kitchen.

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