The Proud Valley

  • 1939
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Robeson plays a stoker working in a Welsh coal town, where he's gotten the job through the efforts of Chapman, anxious to enlist Robeson's voice in the local choir. When a disaster kills Chapman and leaves the town facing starvation, Robeson risks his own life to save the mine. A gas leak has left remnants inside the mine. Knowing this, Robeson lights a...read more

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Robeson plays a stoker working in a Welsh coal town, where he's gotten the job through the efforts of Chapman, anxious to enlist Robeson's voice in the local choir. When a disaster kills Chapman and leaves the town facing starvation, Robeson risks his own life to save the mine. A gas leak

has left remnants inside the mine. Knowing this, Robeson lights a match which clears out the gas, but kills Robeson. Weak direction mars the effective performances. Robeson uses his operatic voice to sing "Deep River" and a portion of the "Elijah" chorus.

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  • Review: Robeson plays a stoker working in a Welsh coal town, where he's gotten the job through the efforts of Chapman, anxious to enlist Robeson's voice in the local choir. When a disaster kills Chapman and leaves the town facing starvation, Robeson risks his own… (more)

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