Valley of Song

Valley of Song is a 1953 British comedy drama film directed by Gilbert Gunn and starring Mervyn Johns, Clifford Evans, Maureen Swanson and the London Welsh Association Choral Society.[1] It marked the film debut of actress Rachel Roberts.[2] It was released in the U.S. as Men Are Children Twice.[3]

Valley of Song
Original British quad poster
Directed byGilbert Gunn
Produced byVaughan N. Dean
Screenplay byPhil Park
Cliff Gordon
Based onthe play Choir Practice by Cliff Gordon
StarringMervyn Johns
Clifford Evans
Rachel Thomas
Music byRobert Gill
CinematographyLionel Banes
Edited byRichard Best
Distributed byAssociated British-Pathé (UK)
Release date
  • 9 June 1953 (1953-06-09) (London, UK)
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


Fierce rivalries flare to the surface in a small Welsh town over a coveted role in the local choir.


Critical reception

Eye for Film noted "an enjoyable if somewhat low-key story which, at 72 minutes in length, would make for a suitably harmonious Sunday afternoon. From the whistle of the steam trains, to the film’s score, provided courtesy of the London Welsh Association Choral Society, Valley Of Song is a pleasing if utterly unchallenging delight."[4]


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