The Proud Valley (1940)

Director
Pen Tennyson

Main cast
Paul Robeson; Rachel Thomas; Edward Chapman; Simon Lack; Dilys Thomas

Genres
Drama

Description
In a Welsh coal mining valley, a young man with a beautiful singing voice is called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice when a pit disaster threatens.


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