Voted the best picture of 1941, John Ford’s epic film about a coal mining family in Wales was shot in Malibu due to the inability to film in Wales becasue of the war efforts in Britain. The movie was the film debut for Maureen O’Hara and Master Roddy McDowall. Donald Crisp won an oscar in support. William Wyler was originally hired to direct but was replaced by Ford.It’s a film about family and a historical film based on he novel is set in South Wales in the reign of Queen Victoria. It tells the story of the Morgans, a respectable mining family of the South Wales Valleys, through the eyes of the youngest son, Huw Morgan (McDowall). The timeframe of the story is in the late 1800s we all determined but I can’t find any evidence of it.