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The Valley of Decision (1945)





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Based on Marcia Davenport's novel and set in 1870, Valley of Decision details the romance between a housemaid named Mary Rafferty (Greer Garson) and her employer's son, Paul Scott (Gregory Peck). Paul's father, William (Donald Crisp), owns a Pittsburgh steel mill where Mary's father, Pat (Lionel Barrymore), was crippled; Pat believes he wouldn't have suffered his accident if William had taken more safety precautions. Once Mary and Paul fall in love, both fathers fight against their relationship, and soon their romance is plagued by not only familial tensions, but also a worker's strike at the steel mill.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: John Meehan, Jr., Sonya Levien, John Meehan, John Meehan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 20, 1994
Warner Home Video


Greer Garson
as Mary Rafferty
Gregory Peck
as Paul Scott
Donald Crisp
as William Scott
Lionel Barrymore
as Pat Rafferty
Preston S. Foster
as Jim Brennan
Gladys Cooper
as Clarissa Scott
Marsha Hunt
as Constance Scott
Reginald Owen
as McCready
Dan Duryea
as William Scott
Jessica Tandy
as Louise Kane
Mary Lord
as Julia Gaylord
Mary Currier
as Mrs. Gaylord
Russell Hicks
as Mr. Gaylord
Geraldine Wall
as Kate Shannon
Norman Ollestad
as Callahan's Son
Evelyn Dockson
as Mrs. Callahan
Lumsden Hare
as Dr. McClintock
Mike Ryan
as Timmie
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for The Valley of Decision


High class family drama with an excellent cast.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Greer Garson and Gregory Peck have a taboo romance in the midst of a huge workers' strike. It is quite the action packed film and terribly entertaining.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

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