How Green Was My Valley (1941)-Ford directs a schoolyard boxing match!

On TCM 8/15/16 -In John Ford’s brilliant How Green Was My Valley (1941) — after a fair schoolyard boxing match with another kid, Roddy McDowall is unjustly whipped by a snobby teacher. In one of my all-time favorite movie moments—Rhys Williams in a very compelling performance as retired boxer Dai Bando comes to the school scoring a knockout of the teacher- -open school week John Ford style.

 

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