How Green Was My Valley 1941 Directed by John Ford and based on a novel by Richard Llewelyn.
The film features Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O’Hara, Anna Lee, Donald Crisp, and Roddy McDowall.
The film tells of the Morgans, a close, hard-working Welsh mining family living in the heart of the South Wales Valleys in the 19th century. The story chronicles the destruction of the environment in South Wales coalfields, and the loss of a way of life and its effects on the family. It was selected by the National Film Registry as being “culturally and historically significant”.
On 26th February 1942, How Green Was My Valley won 5 oscars including Best Picture.