How Green Was My Valley was at the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans, he stern, she gentle, raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life. 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.
Did You Know?
How Green Was My Valley won for Best Movie in 1942 and beat out Citizen Kane, and Sergeant York. Did you also know Gary Cooper won for Best Actor over Cary Grant, and Orson Welles. The 14th Academy Awards honored American film achievements in 1941 and was held in the Biltmore Bowl at the Biltmore Hotel. The ceremony is now considered notable, in retrospect, as the year in which Citizen Kane failed to win Best Picture. Ford won his third award for Best Director, becoming the second to accomplish three wins in that category, and the first to win in consecutive years (having won for The Grapes of Wrath the previous year).
How Green Was My Valley
John Ford won for Best Director and Donald Crisp won for Best Supporting Actor. Most awards went to How Green Was My Valley five times.
Who won the 14th Academy Awards for Best Art Direction, Black and White?
Drum roll please…How Green Was My Valley for Art Direction by Richard Day and Nathan Juran. Set Decoration: Thomas Little. Other Awards Best Cinematography, Black and White went to How Green Was My Valley by Arthur C. Miller.