Valley of the Sun (film)

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Valley of the Sun
Valley of the Sun FilmPoster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by George Marshall
Written by Clarence Budington Kelland (novel)
Starring Lucille Ball
Cinematography Harry J. Wild
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • February 6, 1942 (1942-02-06)
Running time
78 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $646,000[1]

Valley of the Sun is a 1942 film directed by George Marshall, and starring Lucille Ball and James Craig.[2]


In 1868, Army scout Johnny Ware (Craig) is court-martialed for helping Indians against their white oppressors, but escapes and finds himself in the hamlet of Desert Center. There, he crosses paths with Christine Larson (Ball), who is about to marry one of the crooked Indian agents.



The film recorded a loss of $158,000.[1]


  1. ^ a b Richard Jewell & Vernon Harbin, The RKO Story. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House, 1982. p169.
  2. ^ "Valley of the Sun – Cast, Reviews, Summary, and Awards". AllMovie by Rovi. Retrieved 2012-04-19. 

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