Click any image to browse or buy at Amazon.com. Full review. Your favorites, all in one place. Preston Foster, Support us | This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The Valley of Decision would be the third feature film for a new young star who at that time was taking Hollywood by storm, Gregory Peck. A: Did you confirm your subscription? Mary, for the first of a few times, remarks about the pain in Pat's legs having infected his mind. I’m creating mini-biographies on hundreds of Immortal Ephemera Store pages at the moment, typically one or two per day. The film was directed by Tay Garnett. I haven't read the book myself but it's supposed to be a real doorstopper of a volume that's actually a multi-generational saga, the story of Paul Scott and Mary Rafferty being just the small slice chosen to be turned into the resulting movie. Pat is not wholly bad. I think between the movie and @Barrylane ‘s comment I’m sold on this one … Add to Cart! Early in the film, the steel industry is being bought up by big names, but the Scott family refuses to sell their mill. I write about old movies and movie stars from the 1920s to the 1950s. It tells the story of a young Irish house maid who falls in love with the son of her employer, a local steel mill owner. Read More…. Just enter your email address and click the button underneath: Every little bit helps pay the bills. Every time Mary returns home she finds a Barrymore as sweet as his Gramps from On Borrowed Time (1939), but each mention of her becoming more deeply involved with the Scott family turns kindly Gramps into It's a Wonderful Life's (1946) Potter on a real bad day! The final crisis is about to break upon the world and the prophecies concerning the Antichrist and the mark of the beast reveal how all upon the Earth will be forced to choose whether or not they will enter the refuge of the Ark. What a woman! Dan Duryea is out of place, but not really in the movie enough for it to matter, though by my ear he delivers some of his dialogue so stilted that he's easily crowned worst in film. The Valley of Decision is a 1945 film directed by Tay Garnett.Based on Marcia Davenport's 1942 novel of the same name, it is set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the 1870s.It tells the story of a young Irish house maid who falls in love with the son of her employer, a local steel mill owner. Barrymore's weakness is in the transition between the two extremes. I saw this again, was it just last week? Give […], CREATOR, UPHOLDER AND PROPRIETOR OF ALL THINGS, We cannot escape from thy presence and control, nor do we desire to do so. But as is so often the case of inherited wealth there's not an overwhelming desire by the majority of his children to do much more than maintain the wealthy lifestyle they've enjoyed their entire lives. MGM purchased rights to the epic novel of the same name by Marcia Davenport for $70,000 with plans of it being a Greer Garson vehicle from the very start. Early in the film, the steel industry is being bought up by big names, but the Scott family refuses to sell their mill. Greer Garson as Mary Rafferty in The Valley of Decision. Eventually the workers at the Scott mill walk off the job in a labor dispute giving (loud) voice to Pat Rafferty's complaints while union head Brennan tries to peacefully square matters with Paul Scott. Andrew Carnegie. The first Freddie Bartholomew biography in over 75 years! Palantir's decision to relocate from Palo Alto to Denver is one of the first signals that a long-anticipated exodus from Silicon Valley is on the horizon. Fishgall, Gary. Not Yet Rated 1 hr 59 min Jun 1st, 1945 Drama. Sign in to see videos available to you. It doesn't seem to have stayed with people the way it should have" (Troyan 188). If you like a good romance you've got Gregory Peck falling out of his class for Garson. It was one of the most popular movies of 1945, top grosser at over $5.5 million according to Michael Gebert (119); earning as much as every release but Thrill of a Romance (1945) and Anchors Aweigh (1945) writes Gary Fishgall in his Gregory Peck biography (101); and counted among at least the top 5 of '45 by every account I came across. We admire thy goodness, stand in awe […], O GOD OF LOVE, I approach thee with encouragements derived from thy character, for I am not left to feel after thee in the darkness of my nature, nor to worship thee as the unknown God. Hume Cronyn as originally slated to play Ted, but was considered too short to appear alongside the towering Peck and so the part went to Thompson (Molyneaux 75). The story covers American industry and commerce, coupled not at all improbably with the formation of Czechoslavakia.