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How Green Was My Valley [DVD] [1941]

  • SKU: 4860582
  • Release Date: 01/14/2003
  • Rating: NR
Spanning 50 years, director John Ford's How Green Was My Valley revolves around the life of the Morgans, a Welsh mining family, as told through the eyes of its youngest child Huw (Roddy McDowall). Over the years, the family struggles to survive through unionization, strikes, and child abuse. As they do so, their hometown and its culture begins to slowly decline. Donald Crisp portrays Gwilym, the patriarch of the Morgan household, who dreams of a better life for young Huw. Based on the novel of the same name by Richard Llewellyn, How Green Was My Valley won five Academy Awards in 1941, including Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Crisp), Best Art Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Picture (beating Citizen Kane). The book was later adapted into a 1975 BBC miniseries.
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

    Special Features


    • Audio commentary by Anna Lee Nathan and film historian Joseph McBride
    • AMC Backstory episode: "How Green Was My Valley"
    • Still gallery
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Full frame format (aspect ratio 1.33:1)
    • Audio: English Stereo, English Mono, French Mono, Spanish Mono
    • Subtitles: English, Spanish
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    How Green Was My Valley
    Spanning 50 years, director John Ford's How Green Was My Valley revolves around the life of the Morgans, a Welsh mining family, as told through the eyes of its youngest child Huw (Roddy McDowall). Over the years, the family struggles to survive through unionization, strikes, and child abuse. As they do so, their hometown and its culture begins to slowly decline. Donald Crisp portrays Gwilym, the patriarch of the Morgan household, who dreams of a better life for young Huw. Based on the novel of the same name by Richard Llewellyn, How Green Was My Valley won five Academy Awards in 1941, including Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Crisp), Best Art Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Picture (beating Citizen Kane). The book was later adapted into a 1975 BBC miniseries. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Walter Pidgeon
      Walter Pidgeon - Mr. Gruffydd
    • Maureen O'Hara
      Maureen O'Hara - Angharad Morgan
    • Donald Crisp
      Donald Crisp - Mr. Morgan
    • Roddy McDowall
      Roddy McDowall - Huw Morgan
    • Barry Fitzgerald
      Barry Fitzgerald - Cyfartha



    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best Movie Oscar Winner 1941!

      Posted
      moviereviewer1949
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      This movie is a Black & White Classic that beat out Citizen Kane for Best Movie in 1941. The Blu-ray release of this movie offers outstanding audio and visual. This is the third time I have watched this movie and it was more enjoyable this time. The story is about a Welsh coal mining family and is narrated by Roddy McDowell, who plays a young boy in the family. There are numerous stars in this movie such as Maureen O'Hara and Walter Pidgeon and they all turn in magnificent performances. This is an adult family movie and seemed to be very realistic to me. It was filmed in the U.S.A. because World War II was going on in Europe at the time.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great camera view.

      Posted
      elna777

      The product is great, the content of the movie is exceptionable. The language is clear and easy to understand. This movie taught me the true meaning of forgiveness, out the mouth of a babe. Everyone should see this movie and learn fomr the examples of each actor.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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