How Green Was My Valley (1941) was a Drama - Family Film directed by John Ford and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.
The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Richard Llewellyn published in 1939.
Ford's vivid recounting of a childhood spent in the lush hills of Wales. A Welsh coal-mining family experiences labor unrest and personal tragedy as their traditional way of life collides with the 20th century. Beautifully realized and deeply felt portrayal of the sustaining power of home and family. And O'Hara was never lovelier. The Oscars have solidified its place in history as one of the top tearjerkers of all time. Adapted from Richard Llewellyn's best-selling novel.
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How Green Was My Valley was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1990.
Academy Awards 1941 --- Ceremony Number 14 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Supporting Actor||Donald Crisp||Won|
|Best Supporting Actress||Sara Allgood||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Richard Day, Nathan Juran; Interior Decoration: Thomas Little||Won|
|Best Cinematography||Arthur Miller||Won|
|Best Director||John Ford||Won|
|Best Film Editing||James B. Clark||Nominated|
|Best Picture||20th Century-Fox||Won|
|Best Writing||Philip Dunne||Nominated|
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Huw Morgan: [Narrating] Everything I ever learnt 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.
Huw Morgan: [Narrating] Memory... Strange that the mind will forget so much of what only this moment has passed, and yet hold clear and bright the memory of what happened years ago; of men and women long since dead.
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on September 28, 1954 with Donald Crisp again reprising his film role.
For the scene where the miners greet their women by putting their earnings in baskets, actress Maureen O'Hara stopped the scene's filming once she noticed that her basket was a modern Kraft basket and not a basket of the movie's period. Director John Ford was so upset by being corrected in front of the cast and crew that he closed down the set and told O'Hara to wait on a nearby hill until he called for her. Fuming, O'Hara waited an hour before an assistant came to retrieve her but was satisfied to see that the basket had been changed upon her return.
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