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|Screenplay by||Sidney Carroll|
|Story by||Maxwell Anderson (play)|
|Directed by||Fielder Cook|
|Starring|| Richard Basehart |
|Theme music composer||Vladimir Solinsky|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Duane Bogie (credited as Duane C. Bogie)|
|Running time||75 minutes|
|Production company(s)|| Clarion Productions |
Columbia Pictures Television
Hallmark Hall of Fame
Valley Forge is a 1975 videotaped adaptation of the 1934 Broadway play by Maxwell Anderson. Directed and produced by Fielder Cook. Originally broadcast as part of the Hallmark Hall of Fame series of specials.
The film concerns the American Revolutionary War encampment at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania and a planned escape by the men desperate to leave behind the terrible conditions of the winter.
To condense the plot, the seventy-five-minute production entirely omits the play's principal female character, Mary Philipse.
Shot partly on location in Canada.
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