Watch Romance of Happy Valley
- 1 hr 16 min
Romance of Happy Valley is a silent film released in 1919, based on the novel of the same name by Maurice Thompson. The film stars Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, and George Fawcett. The story revolves around Jenny (Lillian Gish), a poor mountaineer's daughter who falls in love with David (Robert Harron), the son of a wealthy businessman. Despite their differences in social status, the two fall deeply in love and dream of getting married. However, their love is challenged by David's father, who disapproves of the match and wants his son to marry someone from his own social class. He thinks that marriage to a mountaineer's daughter would be a disgrace for his family. Meanwhile, Jenny's father, who is known for his hunting skills, is asked by the wealthy business magnate to track down a bear that is causing havoc in the valley. Seeing this as an opportunity to prove himself worthy of his daughter's suitor, Jenny's father sets out in search of the bear. The story takes several twists and turns as Jenny and David's love is tested by various obstacles, including jealousy and deceit. But in the end, their love proves to be strong enough to overcome all odds. The film's themes of love conquering all and the struggle between social classes make Romance of Happy Valley a timeless classic. The stunning performances by Lillian Gish and Robert Harron, coupled with lush cinematography and beautiful scenery, make this film a must-watch for any fan of silent films. At its core, Romance of Happy Valley is a love story that speaks to the human condition, transcending time and social standing. It is a poignant reminder that love knows no bounds, and that true love will withstand any obstacle.