How green was my valley was the greatest film of all time 27 february 2006 by ed 683 see all my reviews greatest movie of all time i saw this first during world war ii and it made such an impression upon me that i had to go back time after time now 60 years later it lingers in my memory over any other movie i have ever seen. How green was my valley is a 1941 drama film directed by john ford the film based on the 1939 novel of the same name by richard llewellyn was produced by darryl f zanuck and scripted by philip dunne the movie features walter pidgeon maureen ohara anna lee donald crisp and roddy mcdowall. Spanning 50 years director john fords 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. A poignant coming of age novel set in a welsh mining town richard llewellyns how green was my valley is a paean to a more innocent age published in penguin modern classics growing up in a mining community in rural south wales huw morgan is taught many harsh lessons at the kitchen table at chapel and around the pit head. How green was my valley has been unfairly targeted over the years as the film that did not deserve the oscar for best picture of 1941 many film historians and so called oscar experts think that the award should have gone to citizen kane the same argument could be made the year before when alfred hitchcocks rebecca beat john fords the
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