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How Green Was My Valley is a 1941 American drama film directed by John Ford. The film, based on the best-selling 1939 novel of the same name by Richard Llewellyn. The film tells the story of the …More
How Green Was My Valley is a 1941 American drama film directed by John Ford. The film, based on the best-selling 1939 novel of the same name by Richard Llewellyn.

The film tells the story of the Morgans, a hard-working Welsh mining family, from the point of view of the youngest child Huw, who lives with his affectionate and kind parents, and his five brothers, in the South Wales Valleys during the late Victorian era. The story chronicles life in the South Wales coalfields, the loss of that way of life and its effects on the family. The fictional village in the film is based on Gilfach Goch;Llewellyn spent many summers there visiting his grandfather, and it served as the inspiration for the novel.

In 1990, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry of the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".The Academy Film Archive preserved How Green Was My Valley in 1998.