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.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Classics , Drama , Romance
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Warner Home Video

Cast

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
Marshall Thompson
as Ted Scott
Mary Lord
as Julia Gaylord
Mary Currier
as Mrs. Gaylord
Arthur Shields
as Callahan
Russell Hicks
as Mr. Gaylord
Geraldine Wall
as Kate Shannon
Norman Ollestad
as Callahan's Son
Evelyn Dockson
as Mrs. Callahan
Connie Gilchrist
as The Cook
Richard Abbott
as Minister
Lumsden Hare
as Dr. McClintock
Mike Ryan
as Timmie
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Audience Reviews for The Valley of Decision

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

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½

High class family drama with an excellent cast.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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EXCEPTIONAL DRAMA, PERFECTLY CAST. GREER GARSON DOES A SUPERB JOB AND GREGORY PECK IS FINE IN ONE OF HIS FIRST ROLES. WELL WRITTEN AND DIRECTED. FIRST CLASS MGM TREATMENT.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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