A ROMANCE OF HAPPY VALLEY (Theatrical Release USA 1919)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.1|5.0 Starsìììì 

A Romance of Happy Valley—good silent film—entertains with a solid storyline and excellent craftsmanship. It’s got that human, connected to the earth feel and provides welcome relief from the ‘let’s show it all.’ Very peaceful watch with just the right amount of anticipation for its conclusion.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


A man seeks his fortune outside of his hometown and returns to his home unrecognized by his family. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to D.W. Griffith for directing effort. Thank you to Producer D.W. Griffith for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Jennie Timberlake (Lillian Gish), John L. Logan Jr. (Robert Harron), John L. Logan Sr. (George Fawcett), Mrs. Logan (Kate Bruce), Jennie’s Father (George Nichols), Judas (Bertram Grassby), The Negro Farmhand (Porter Strong), Vinegar Watkins (Adolph Lestina), Old Lady Smiles (Lydia Yeamans Titus), Clergyman (Andrew Arbuckle), and Topsy (Frances Sparks). 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. The movie entertains silently and well.

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