Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein
Just as she had in High Sierra (1941), Ida Lupino enjoys a brief moment of bliss with a man on the run in this highly emotional drama from Warner Bros. She plays Libby, a mountain girl nearly deprived of speech due to her rather hostile environment in general and repressive home life in particular. A true innocent, she falls head-over-heels in love with Barry Burnett (Dane Clark), a member of a prison chain gang building a road through the wilderness. One of those convenient storms endemic to this kind of narrative allows Barry and Libby to escape into the hills but their blissful existence proves of short duration. Deep Valley was filmed on location at Big Sur and Big Bear, CA.
prison, captive, captor, chain, chain-gang, coast, compassion, convict, criminal, death, employment, escape, escaped-convict, farming, father, gangster, girl, hidden, highway, humdrum, love, misfit, mountains, on-the-run, parent, posse, prison-escape, road, romance, shoot-out, weapons, woman, woods [place], wound [injury]