Not Rated | | Drama, Family
At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans, he stern, she gentle, raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life.
Initially, John Ford had Rhys Williams record the narration as the adult Huw Morgan. When he became concerned that audiences would recognize the voice as belonging to Williams's on-screen character, the boxer Dai Bando, he had actor-director Irving Pichel re-record the lines, which had to be read in the same rhythms as Williams's to match sequences already cut to the narration. At one point, British prints of the film featured Williams's voiceovers.
Now look, to make a good boxer, you must have a good... *right hand*, you see?
Dai Bando: Now, you see, that is how you will punish your man - with a right and a left, and put your shoulder into it!
Cyfartha: The gentleman is talking to you!
As Mr. and Mrs. Morgan argue about whether Huw should fight, in the camera angle that shows all three characters, Huw is right in front of Mrs. Morgan, but when there's a direct shot of Mrs. Morgan, Huw isn't close to her.
The British version of this film was narratted by Rhys Williams instead of Irving Pichel