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The Proud Valley 1940 PG

77 mins United Kingdom Director. Penrose Tennyson

Forceful and deeply moving mining drama that provided the legendary American singer/actor Paul Robeson with what was undoubtedly his best British film role. An unemployed ship’s stoker (Robeson) arrives in a small Welsh mining village looking for work and wins the hearts of the local community through both his attempts to save the pit from closure and his singing in the miners’ choir (Robeson’s emotional rendering of the spiritual ‘Deep River’ is a highlight). A stunning achievement.

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Directed by

Penrose Tennyson


Edward Rigby

Edward Chapman

Paul Robeson




Choirs Mining


Paul Robeson


PG Contains mild violence and threat




United Kingdom

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