Cinema: The New Pictures: Sep. 19, 1938

Valley of the Giants (Warner Bros.), like Drums (see below), takes color completely in its stride. And its Paul Bunyanesque stride is suitable to Peter B. Kyne's famed tale of lumberjacking and land grabbing in California's redwood forests. Charles Bickford, as head of a crooked gang of Eastern lumber barons, is determined to whittle the world's oldest stand of timber down to shingle slabs. Wayne Morris, an idealistic young landowner, is committed to preserving his mortgaged title to acreage that the gang needs to complete its shocking plan. The changing sympathies of Claire...

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