81 Days With Oscar And Me

Every Academy Award-Winning Movie, Back to Back, Starting With the First

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How Green Was My Valley

September 2nd, 2009 · No Comments · 1941, Adaptation, Black and White, Composer: Alfred Newman, Donald Crisp, Drama, Earl Hamner Jr., Fox Film Corporation, How Green Was My Valley, John Ford, Left-Leaning Politics, Roddy McDowell

How Green Was My Valley opens with a first-person, voice-over narrator describing the beauty and bounty of his childhood home, a verdant valley in South Wales in a poor, turn-of-the-century coal-mining town.
In the movie, the narrator is represented by Huw, a very young Roddy McDowell, another of my favorite character actors. I fondly remember [...]

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