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How Green Was My Valley (1941)

Updated: Jun 22, 2022

At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans, he stern, she gentle, raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life.

Elevator scene from How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Elevator scene from How Green Was My Valley (1941)

How Green Was My Valley (1941) movie poster
How Green Was My Valley (1941) movie poster


  • John Ford


Screenplay by

  • Philip Dunne

Based on

  • How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn


  • Walter Pidgeon as Mr. Gruffydd, pastor of the village chapel

  • Maureen O'Hara as Angharad Morgan

  • Donald Crisp as Gwilym Morgan

  • Roddy McDowall as Huw Morgan

  • Sara Allgood as Mrs. Beth Morgan

  • Anna Lee as Bronwen, Ivor's wife

  • Patric Knowles as Ivor Morgan

  • John Loder as Ianto Morgan

  • Barry Fitzgerald as Cyfartha, boxing manager

  • Rhys Williams as Dai Bando, boxer

  • Morton Lowry as Mr. Jonas, school teacher

  • Arthur Shields as Mr. Parry, deacon

  • Frederick Worlock as Dr. Richards

  • Richard Fraser as Davy Morgan

  • Evan S. Evans as Gwilym Morgan Jr.

  • James Monks as Owen Morgan

  • Ethel Griffies as Mrs. Nicholas, housekeeper

  • Lionel Pape as Mr. Evans senior

  • Marten Lamont as Iestyn Evans, his son

  • Ann E. Todd as Ceinwen, school girl

  • Clifford Severn as Mervyn Phillips, school bully

  • Irving Pichel as adult Huw Morgan (the unseen narrator)

Sources: IMDB & WIKI


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