The Proud Valley (1940)

13 Jun

76m; U.S.

Director: Pen Tennyson

Cast: Paul RobesonEdward Chapman and Simon Lack

Synopsis: Paul Robeson stars as a black miner in Wales. Filmed on location in the South Wales coalfield the heart of the main coal mining region of Wales, Proud Valley documents the hard realities of Welsh coal miners’ lives. Robeson’s part is based on the real-life adventures of a Black miner from West Virginia who drifts to Wales by way of England, searching for work. Robeson sings “Deep River” at a Welch music festival.

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Posted by on June 13, 2012 in Drama, Working Class


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