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The Corn Is Green (1945)

Not Rated | | Drama | 14 July 1945 (USA)
A schoolteacher becomes the mentor of a talented young miner and seeks to get him into a university.

Director:

Irving Rapper

Writers:

Casey Robinson (screenplay), Frank Cavett (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bette Davis ... Miss Lilly Moffat
Nigel Bruce ... The Squire
Rhys Williams ... Mr. Jones
Rosalind Ivan ... Mrs. Watty
Mildred Dunnock ... Miss Ronberry
Arthur Shields ... Glyn Thomas
Gwyneth Hughes Gwyneth Hughes ... Sarah Pugh
William Roy William Roy ... Idwal Morris (as Billy Roy)
Thomas Louden Thomas Louden ... Old Tom
John Dall ... Morgan Evans
Joan Lorring ... Bessie Watty
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Storyline

Schoolteacher Lilly Moffat is dismayed by conditions in a Welsh mining town. She sets up a school to teach fundamental education to the villagers. Her housekeeper and daughter oppose the project, as does the local Squire who will not rent her space. Using part of her own home, she goes ahead with Miss Moffat's School. One of her students Morgan Evans turns from bully to brilliant student. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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In her heart of hearts she knew she'd never hold him. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Welsh | Latin | French

Release Date:

14 July 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuando el amor florece See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The studio was having a hard time casting the ingénue role when actor Rhys Williams, reprising his stage role, suggested Joan Lorring, whom his agent handled. See more »

Goofs

Despite the villagers being illiterate, every time a poster is put up people gather round to read it. See more »

Quotes

Miss Lilly Moffat: That man is so stupid, it sits on him like a halo.
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Connections

Version of The Corn Is Green (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Land of My Fathers (Hen Wlad fy Nhadau)
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Welsh national anthem
Music by James James
Lyrics by Evan James
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One of Warners Best
4 October 2005 | by kevshropSee all my reviews

The Corn is Green is definitely one of my favorite movies of all time. Thoroughly engaging and full of comic as well as dramatic moments. Bette Davis is fantastic and is backed up by a varied and talented cast. It's sentimental and sharp. A perfect blend. It gets overlooked so often by "best lists" and it's a shame. I remember the first time I saw it back in the late 1980's. I wondered how such a treasure could be ignored for so long. I hope it gets released to DVD soon. Unfortunately the current print that's on VHS and shown on Turner Classic Movies is worn and looks like it's falling apart. Maybe that print is all that's available. No matter. Don't pass up a chance on seeing this cinematic gem. This is great movie making and theatre all in one.


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