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How Green Was My Valley

Released 1941
Distributor 20th Century Fox

John Ford replaced William Wyler as director of this multi-Oscar nominated‚ saga about a turn of the century Welsh coal mining family‚ which walked home with five awards and beat out The Maltese Falcon, Sergeant York, Suspicion, and Citizen Kane for Best Picture. Nathan Juran’s reconstruction of a Welsh mining town built in the Malibu hills still stands as one of the greatest set constructions in film history. This chopped-up reissue trailer doesn’t do the film justice.

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About Larry Cohen

The prolific writer-producer-director Larry Cohen began his career in television creating hit shows like Branded and The Invaders.  His feature career took off with the killer baby trio of It’s Alive and two sequels.  Among his movie credits are Q – The Winged Serpent, Full Moon High, The Private Life of J. Edgar Hoover, Return to Salem’s Lot, Hell Up in Harlem and the screenplays for Phone Booth and Cellular.  He also wrote and directed the Masters of Horror episode, Pick Me Up. Larry passed away on March 23, 2019.