Pen Tennyson

The Proud Valley

The Proud Valley

By the start of World War II, Paul Robeson had given up his lucrative mainstream work to participate in more socially progressive film and stage productions. As David Goliath, in the popular British drama The Proud Valley, Robeson is the quintessential everyman, an American sailor who joins rank-and-file Welsh miners organizing against the powers that be.

Film Info

  • Pen Tennyson
  • United Kingdom
  • 1940
  • 76 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  • Spine #373

Special Features

FEATURED ON THE DISC PAUL ROBESON: CITIZEN OF THE WORLD WITH THE FEATURE NATIVE LAND

  • New, digital transfers of The Proud Valley and Native Land created from the best surviving elements
  • "The Story of Native Land," a new video interview with cinematographer Tom Hurwitz, son of Frontier Films cofounder and Native Land codirector Leo Hurwitz
  • 1958 Pacifica Radio interview with Paul Robeson (Courtesy of Pacifica Radio Archives)
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

Available In

Collector's Set

Paul Robeson: Portraits of the Artist

Paul Robeson: Portraits of the Artist

DVD Box Set

4 Discs

$79.96

Special Features

FEATURED ON THE DISC PAUL ROBESON: CITIZEN OF THE WORLD WITH THE FEATURE NATIVE LAND

  • New, digital transfers of The Proud Valley and Native Land created from the best surviving elements
  • "The Story of Native Land," a new video interview with cinematographer Tom Hurwitz, son of Frontier Films cofounder and Native Land codirector Leo Hurwitz
  • 1958 Pacifica Radio interview with Paul Robeson (Courtesy of Pacifica Radio Archives)
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
The Proud Valley
Cast
Paul Robeson
David Goliath
Edward Chapman
Dick Parry
Simon Lack
Evelyn Parry
Rachel Thomas
Mrs. Parry
Dilys Thomas
Dilys
Edward Rigby
Bert
Janet Johnson
Gwen Owen
Charles Williams
Evans
Jack Jones
Thomas
Credits
Director
Pen Tennyson
Producer
Michael Balcon
Musical arrangement
Ernest Irving
Based on the story by
Herbert Marshall
Based on the story by
Alfredda Brilliant
Screenplay
Pen Tennyson
Screenplay
Jack Jones
Screenplay
Louis Golding
Associate producer
Sergei Nolbandov
Cinematography
Glen MacWilliams
Cinematography
Roy Kellino
Art director
Wilfrid Shingleton
Editing
Ray Pitt

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