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, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: John Meehan, Jr., Sonya Levien, John Meehan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 20, 1994
Warner Home Video



as Mary Rafferty

as Paul Scott

as William Scott

as Pat Rafferty

as Jim Brennan

as Clarissa Scott

as Constance Scott

as McCready

as William Scott

as Louise Kane

as Ted Scott

as Julia Gaylord

as Mrs. Gaylord

as Callahan

as Mr. Gaylord

as Kate Shannon

as Callahan's Son

as Mrs. Callahan

as The Cook

as Dr. McClintock

as Timmie
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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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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