About

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. Lots of atmosphere, very sentimental view of pre-union miners' lives. The film is based on the 1939 Richard Llewellyn novel of the same name.

7.8
109
Directed by

John Ford

Written by

Philip Dunne (Screenplay)
Richard Llewellyn (Novel)

Runtime

118 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Rich is their humor! Deep are their passions! Reckless are their lives! Mighty is their story!

Cast

Keywords

rural setting wales coal mining

Photos

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#324 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar for Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Black-and-White Thomas Little Richard Day

Oscar for Best Picture

Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Oscar for Best Director John Ford