“Great with all the greatness that won six Academy Awards!” That’s what we’re told in the trailer for 1941’s How Green Was My Valley, directed by John Ford.
There’s something about a holiday weekend that makes me want to watch old movies. Maybe It’s a Wonderful Life has conditioned me to crave blurry black-and-white stories larded up with tender emotion and nostalgia.
Let’s go back 76 years to a small Welsh mining town, where our narrator looks back to his childhood at the turn of the century–the 20th century. C’mon! Starring Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O’Hara, and a very young and adorable Roddy McDowall.
The novel ends, “How green was my valley then, and the valley of them that have gone.” SOB! EXCELLENT!
Watch it on Netflix or Amazon.
I hope the knitting has been copious this weekend for everyone. Never stop!