How Green Was My Valley (Blu-ray)

Starring: Walter Pidgeon & Maureen O'Hara Director: John Ford
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 59 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
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  • Originally Released: 1941
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • 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
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • DTS - English, French, Spanish
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1941 - Best Black-and-White Interior Decoration
Academy Awards 1941 - Best Cinematography: Arthur Miller
Academy Awards 1941 - Best Director: John Ford
Academy Awards 1941 - Best Picture
Academy Awards 1941 - Best Supporting Actor: Donald Crisp

Entertainment Reviews:

USA Today - 06/16/1992
"...Topically relevant and emotionally overwhelming..."
New York Times - 02/08/2013
"[A] film full of magnificent deep-focus effects, presented both in low-ceiling interiors and in outdoor vistas..."

Product Description:

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.

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Classic | Classic Fight Scenes | Epic | Essential Cinema | Family Interaction | Politics | Recommended | Social Issues

Production Notes:

  • HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1990.

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  • Sales Rank: 112,312
  • UPC: 024543838647
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