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The Valley of Decision (1945)

Passed | | Drama | June 1945 (USA)
An Irish maid falls for the son of her wealthy boss, though their disapproving fathers and a bitter strike at the steel mill complicates matters.

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McCready
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Mary Rafferty comes from a poor family of steel mill workers in 19th Century Pittsburgh. Her family objects when she goes to work as a maid for the wealthy Scott family which controls the mill. Mary catches the attention of handsome scion Paul Scott, but their romance is complicated by Paul's engagement to someone else and a bitter strike among the mill workers. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Marcia Davenport's turbulent romance becomes a magnificent motion picture

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June 1945 (USA)  »

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Das Tal der Entscheidung  »

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$2,160,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The film cast includes five Oscar winners: Greer Garson, Gregory Peck, Donald Crisp, Lionel Barrymore and Jessica Tandy; and two Oscar nominees: Dean Stockwell and Gladys Cooper See more »

Goofs

When Mary is leaving for Europe after stopping in at her father's house, she rushes away without her satchel containing all her belongings. She is seen boarding the carriage without it, and Jim, who accompanies her outside, is not carrying it, either. See more »

Quotes

Paul Scott: [Mary is upset over her father's stubbornness and begins crying. Paul leads her to a bluff overlooking Pittsburgh's steel mills] You can see all of Pittsburgh from here, but Pittsburgh can't see you. Why don't you sit down and cry it out?
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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Gregory Peck (1962) See more »

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Pop! Goes the Weasel
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Traditional 17th century English song
Whistled by Gregory Peck several times
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excellent movie and book
21 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is a treasure. Gregory Peck is a real man who falls in love with a feminine woman. Their chemistry comes through the screen. If you love romance, the old fashioned way, you will love this flick. This film is one of those epic stories chopped down into something you can simply enjoy in one evening. The cast of characters are fabulous with Donald Crisp, John Barrymore, Greer Garson, Geregory Peck, and so many other outstanding character actors. If you are in the mood for a story with characters who stand for their beliefs and work hard at maintaining the American dream, this movie does not disappoint. Although Greer Garson is much older in reality than Gregory Peck's 25 years the black and white screen does not give it away and their romance is very believable.


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