How Green Was My Valley

Synopsis: Life is hard in a Welsh mining town and no less so for the Morgan family. Seen through the eyes of the family's youngest, Huw, we learn of the family's trials and tribulations. Family patriarch Gwilym and his older sons work in the mines, dangerous and unhealthy as it is. Gwilym has greater hopes for his youngest son, but Huw has his own ideas on how to honor his father. Daughter Angharad is the most beautiful girl in the valley and is very much in love with Mr. Gruffydd, who isn't sure he can provide her the life she deserves. Times are hard and good men find themselves out of work and exploited by unseen mine owners.
Genre: Drama, Family
Director(s): John Ford
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
  Won 5 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
118 min

It makes me think of so much

that was good that is gone.

It was on this afternoon

that I first saw Bron - Bronwyn.

She had come over from the next valley

for her first call on my father and mother.

Is this Gwilym Morgan's house?

You must be Huw.

- Is that you, Bronwyn?

- Yes.

There's lovely you are.

I think I fell in love with Bronwyn then.

Perhaps it is foolish to think a child could

fall in love, but I am the child that was,

and nobody knows how I felt, except only me.

- I'm so proud for lvor.

- I'm the one to be proud.

You think well of our lvor?

It seems only a few months

since he was scratching around here

like this one, with his mouth open.

This is Bronwyn, Huw,

who's to be your sister.

We have met already.

Be careful of the basket.

There's shortcake in it.

This is not for you. You will have

your time to come. Run along now.

Bronwyn and lvor were to be married

by the new preacher, Mr Gruffydd,

who had come from the university at Cardiff.

This was my first sight of him.

# Now here's a man won't get drunk,

can't get drunk, shan't get drunk

# Here's a man won't get drunk, Peter O'Pea

# From my heel to my toe,

from my toe to my knee

# I'll walk the line, chalk the line, Peter O'Pea

- Good evening, Mr Morgan.

- Yes, indeed, sir.

- Excuse me.

- Thank you.

Come now, boys. Back to work.

Ivor, find Dai Griffiths and Idris John

and bring them to Mr Evans' office.

- Will we come with you?

- No. This is a matter for the older men.

- Home to your mother.

- But...

Leave it now, Davy.

Well, come.

- Why aren't you washed?

- We were waiting for you.

The cut is only a few shillings.

There will still be plenty for us.

A bit of supper now, is it, girl?

It is because they are not

getting the old price for coal.

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