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May 10, 2011  |  An Auteurist History of Film
John Ford’s How Green Was My Valley

How Green Was My Valley. 1941. USA. Directed by John Ford

How Green Was My Valley. 1941. USA. Directed by John Ford

These notes accompany the screenings of John Ford’s How Green Was My Valley on May 11, 12, and 13 in Theater 3.

By 1941, John Ford (1894–1973) had attained the peak of the Hollywood studio system. Aside from a few of his later Westerns, How Green Was My Valley remains unchallenged as his best film. It beat out Citizen Kane for the Oscar (partially due to industry antipathy toward Orson Welles), but it also stands head-and-shoulders above any other film that Hollywood, in its collective wisdom, ever managed to choose for its top award. Read more