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The Valley of the Giants (1938) is an American drama film, produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, directed by William Keighley and starring Wayne Morris. The film is based on Peter B. Kynes popular novel The Valley of the Giants.

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Production

The Valley of the Giants (1938 film) movie scenes Kenyon Sills in Valley of the Giants

This film is the third reproduction of the 1919 film directed by James Cruze and the 1927 film directed by Charles Brabin. The original film was lost up until 2010 when the film was presented to the Library of Congress by the Russian film archive Gosfilmofond.

Plot

This film is about a man named Bill Cardigan who owns a large portion of the California Redwoods. Characters Howard Fallon along with Hendricks, Lee Roberts, Ed Morell and Fingers McCarthy go to California and try to procure Bills land. Howard finds out about Bills large debt that he owes to the bank and now has a way to get ownership of the forest. Accidentally the claims Howard had towards the land get destroyed in a fire giving Bill a chance to reclaim his ownership. Now all Bill has to do it get his lumber cut and shipped within six weeks. Howard does everything in his power to stop Bill including destroying the railroad, damming the river and even locks him along with Lee in the caboose of the train and sends it towards the destroyed track. Fallon gets captured and surrenders to Bill giving him back his land.

Cast

  • Wayne Morris as Bill Cardigan
  • Claire Trevor as Lee Roberts
  • Frank McHugh as "Fingers" McCarthy
  • Alan Hale, Sr. as Ox Smith
  • Donald Crisp as Andy Stone
  • Charles Bickford as Howard Fallon
  • John Litel as Hendricks
  • Dick Purcell as Creel
  • El Brendel as Fats
  • Russel Simpson as Mckenzie
  • Cy Kendall as Sheriff Grabber
  • Harry Cording as Greer
  • Wade Boteler as Joe Lorimer
  • Addison Richards as Hewitt
  • References

    The Valley of the Giants (1938 film) Wikipedia


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