How green was my valley quotes
How Green Was My Valley Quotes by Richard Llewellyn
The Quiet Man
Richard Llewellyn Quotes
Beth Morgan: I have come up here to tell you what I think of you all, because you are talking against my husband. You are a lot of cowards to go against him. He has done nothing against you and he never has and you know it well. How some of you, you smug-faced hypocrites, can sit in the same chapel with him I cannot tell. To say he is with the owners is not only nonsense but downright wickedness. There's one thing more I've got to say and it is this.
It is the melodramatic and nostalgic story, adapted by screenwriter Philip Dunne from Richard Llewellyn's best-selling novel, of a close-knit, hard-working Welsh coal-mining family the Morgans at the turn of the century as a socio-economic way of life passes and the home-family unit disintegrates. Episodic incidents in everyday life convey the changes, trials, setbacks, and joys of the hard-bitten community as it faces growing unemployment, distressing work conditions, unrest, unionization and labor-capital disputes, and personal tragedy. Domestic life, romance, harsh treatment at school, the departure of two Morgan boys to find their fortune in America, unrequited love between the local preacher Walter Pidgeon and the only Morgan daughter beautiful 19 year old Irish actress Maureen O'Hara , and other events are portrayed within the warm, human story. The remarkable outdoor set, with a row of houses sloping uphill toward the mine colliery, was convincingly realistic, although it was part of a set built in Southern California the hills of Malibu. Originally, 20th Century Fox had planned for the film to be a four-hour Technicolor epic, akin to Gone With the Wind , filmed on location in South Wales, but the war made that an impossibility. The Welsh tone of the film, from director Ford's recollections, is buoyed by Welsh Singers vocalizing as themselves performing much of the choral work. Although Ford was better known for his westerns, including such films as Stagecoach , My Darling Clementine , his celebrated Cavalry trilogy and The Searchers , this was another of Ford's non-Western films that won him the Best Director Academy Award - in addition, he set a record by becoming the first director to win two consecutive Oscars with this win.
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