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Encyclopedia > How Green Was My Valley
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How Green Was My Valley

How Green Was My Valley DVD cover
Directed by John Ford
Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck
Written by Richard Llewellyn (novel)
Philip Dunne
Starring Walter Pidgeon
Maureen O'Hara
Anna Lee
Music by Alfred Newman
Cinematography Arthur C. Miller
Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Released October 28 1941 (U.S. release)
Running time 118 min
Language English
IMDb profile

How Green Was My Valley is a novel of 1939, by Richard Llewellyn. The author's claims to have based it on his own knowledge of the Gilfach Goch area were bogus, as Llewellyn was English-born and spent little time in Wales, but gathered his facts from conversations with local mining families. The title of this heavily sentimentalised novel is taken from its last sentence: How green was my valley then, and the valley of them that have gone. Image File history File links Derived from public domain images featured at: http://commons. ... Image File history File links How_Green_Was_My_Valley. ... John Ford (February 1, 1894 – August 31, 1973) was one of the most accomplished American film directors of the 1930s to 1960s, known particularly as a director of the Westerns, although his tributes to the veterans of World War II and Americana are also equally effective. ... Darryl Francis Zanuck (September 5, 1902–December 22, 1979) was a producer, writer, actor and director who played a major part in the Hollywood studio system as its longest survivor. ... Richard Llewellyn (real name Richard David Vivian Llewellyn Lloyd) (December 8, 1906 - November 30, 1983) was a British novelist. ... Philip Dunne could refer to: Philip Dunne (1908-1992) - Hollywood screenwriter and director. ... Walter Pidgeon (September 23, 1897 – September 25, 1984) was a Canadian actor. ... Maureen OHara Maureen OHara (born Maureen FitzSimons) on August 17, 1920 is an Irish film actress. ... Anna Lee MBE (January 2, 1913 – May 14, 2004) was an English actress. ... Alfred Newman (March 17, 1900 – February 17, 1970) was a major American composer of music for films. ... Arthur Charles Miller (July 8, 1895 - July 13, 1970) was an acclaimed American cinematographer and a three-time Academy Award winner. ... Related articles FOX Television Network Fox Searchlight Pictures Fox Entertainment Group List of Hollywood movie studios List of movies Variant of current 20th Century Fox logo External links 20th Century Fox Movies official site Twentieth Century Fox is also the punning title of a song by The Doors on their... October 28 is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 64 days remaining. ... See also: 1940 in film 1941 1942 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films Sergeant York Buck Privates, starring Abbott and Costello Tobacco Road Academy Awards Best Picture: How Green Was My Valley - 20th Century-Fox Best Actor: Gary Cooper - Sergeant York Best Actress... Daniel Defoes Robinson Crusoe; title page of 1719 newspaper edition A novel (from French nouvelle, new) is an extended fictional narrative in prose. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Richard Llewellyn (real name Richard David Vivian Llewellyn Lloyd) (December 8, 1906 - November 30, 1983) was a British novelist. ... For an explanation of often confusing terms such as Great Britain, Britain, United Kingdom and England, see British Isles (terminology). ...

The novel tells the story of the Morgans, a poor but respectable mining family of the South Wales valleys, through the eyes of the youngest son, Huw Morgan. Huw's academic ability sets him apart from his elder brothers and enables him to consider a future away from this troubled industrial environment. His five brothers and his father are miners; after the eldest brother, Ivor, is killed in an industrial accident, Huw moves in with his sister-in-law, Bronwen, with whom he is secretly in love. Later, Huw's father is also killed in the mine. Meanwhile, one of Huw's three sisters, Angharad, gets married to a wealthy coal-owner,whom she didn't love and the marriage is an unhappy one. She never overcame her clandestine relationship with the local minister. The death of Huw's father, coupled with the realisation that Bronwen has no romantic interest in him, causes him to leave the valley. In the sequels to the novel, Huw emigrates and makes a new life in Patagonia. Patagonia is that portion of South America which, to the east of the Andes, lies south of the Neuquén River and Colorado rivers, and, to the west of the Andes, south of (42°S). ...


Film adaptation

The successful 1941 film of the book had a cast which included Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna Lee, Roddy McDowall (as Huw), and Barry Fitzgerald. None of the leading players were Welsh. For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1941 calendar). ... Walter Pidgeon (September 23, 1897 – September 25, 1984) was a Canadian actor. ... Maureen OHara Maureen OHara (born Maureen FitzSimons) on August 17, 1920 is an Irish film actress. ... Anna Lee MBE (January 2, 1913 – May 14, 2004) was an English actress. ... Roddy McDowall as a child actor. ... Barry Fitzgerald (March 10, 1888 - January 14, 1961) was an Irish actor. ...


The film won five Oscars:

It was also nominated for another five awards The Academy Award for Best Picture is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry. ... Darryl Francis Zanuck (September 5, 1902–December 22, 1979) was a producer, writer, actor and director who played a major part in the Hollywood studio system as its longest survivor. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Donald Crisp (July 27, 1880 – May 25, 1974) was a film actor and director. ... The Academy Awards are the oldest awards ceremony for achievements in motion pictures. ... This page may be a user page mistakenly created as an article. ... Thomas Little b. ... The Academy Award for Best Cinematography is awarded each year to a cinematographer for his work in one particular motion picture. ... Arthur Charles Miller (July 8, 1895 - July 13, 1970) was an acclaimed American cinematographer and a three-time Academy Award winner. ... The Academy Award for Directing is an accolade given to the person that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences feels was best director of the past year. ... John Ford (February 1, 1894 – August 31, 1973) was one of the most accomplished American film directors of the 1930s to 1960s, known particularly as a director of the Westerns, although his tributes to the veterans of World War II and Americana are also equally effective. ...

The 1941 film has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. It should be noted that although highly respected by critics both then and now, the film isn't highly regarded by Ford's fans, this may have something to do with the fact that How Green Was My Valley competed with Citizen Kane that year, a film which is widely considered the greatest of all time. The book was successfully adapted for television during the 1970s by the BBC, with a script by Elaine Morgan. It starred Stanley Baker, Sian Phillips and Nerys Hughes. This article is about an American screenwriter. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Sara Allgood (born October 31, 1879 in Dublin, Ireland and died September 13, 1950 in Woodland Hills, California, United States), was an Irish character_actress. ... Alfred Newman (March 17, 1900 – February 17, 1970) was a major American composer of music for films. ... The National Film Registry is the registry of films selected by the United States National Film Preservation Board for preservation in the Library of Congress. ... Citizen Kane was the first feature film directed by Orson Welles, who had previously directed two short films. ... While it is impossible to objectively determine the greatest film of all time, it is possible to discuss the films that have been regarded as the greatest ever. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is largest the publicly-funded radio and television broadcasting corporation of the United Kingdom (see British television). ... Elaine Morgan is a Welsh feminist writer, best known for her television work. ... Sir Stanley Baker (February 8, 1927 - June 28, 1976) was a Welsh actor. ... Siân Phillips, CBE, is a British actress. ... Nerys Hughes (born August 11, 1941 in Rhyl, Denbighshire), is known primarily as a television actress. ...

Preceded by:
Rebecca
Academy Award for Best Picture
1941
Succeeded by:
Mrs. Miniver

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