6.4/10
357
20 user 2 critic

The Green Promise (1949)

Approved | | Drama | 22 March 1949 (USA)
Widowed Old Man Matthews, who has lived his entire life as a farmer, has moved his family of himself and his four young adult to adolescent offspring - Deborah, Phineas, Abigail and Susan -... See full summary »

Director:

William D. Russell

Writers:

Monte Collins (original story) (as Monty F. Collins), Monte Collins (screenplay) (as Monty F. Collins)
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ON DISC
ALL

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Gene Tierney and Ray Milland play the Sheridans, a married couple unable to have a biological child. They visit an adoption agency to make inquiries and start the ball rolling. Then, they ... See full summary »

Director: William Keighley
Stars: Ray Milland, Gene Tierney, Fay Bainter
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A lonesome wireless operator delays a couple who become stranded in Labrador.

Director: George Fitzmaurice
Stars: Robert Montgomery, Myrna Loy, Reginald Owen
The Great Lie (1941)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After a newlywed's husband apparently dies in a plane crash, she discovers that her rival for his affections is now pregnant with his child.

Director: Edmund Goulding
Stars: Bette Davis, George Brent, Mary Astor
Borderline (1950)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Two undercover agents infiltrate a drug-smuggling ring in Mexico, but neither is aware of the other's identity.

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Claire Trevor, Raymond Burr
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Hoping his son will attend his alma mater, Judge Hardy agrees to let Andy look for work in New York for the summer before committing to start college. In the big city, Andy is confronted with the harsh realities of life and love.

Director: George B. Seitz
Stars: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two rival newsreel photographers join forces to find the an aviatrix's missing brother, who has disappeared in the Amazon rainforest.

Director: Jack Conway
Stars: Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Walter Pidgeon
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The beautiful wife of a tweedy astronomer becomes convinced that her astrologer's prediction of a new dream man in her life will come true.

Directors: Alexander Hall, Vincente Minnelli
Stars: William Powell, Hedy Lamarr, James Craig
Comedy | Music | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After one member of their group is murdered, the performers at a burlesque house must work together to find out who the killer is before they strike again.

Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Michael O'Shea, J. Edward Bromberg
Lost Angel (1943)
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Alpha's been raised along scientific principles, and will make Mike Regan a great human interest story for his paper. But when his interview prompts Alpha to run away from the institute and... See full summary »

Director: Roy Rowland
Stars: Margaret O'Brien, James Craig, Marsha Hunt
Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Army sergeants Dave and "Fixit" spend a three-day pass in Pasadena, where they meet Janet and Cora, two young women who work in a parachute factory.

Director: Delmer Daves
Stars: Dennis Morgan, Eleanor Parker, Dane Clark
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Story of a Depression-downtrodden waif who uses her brains instead of her body to rise from tyro con artist to crime boss.

Directors: Ray Enright, Lucien Hubbard
Stars: Joan Blondell, Chester Morris, Allen Jenkins
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A wealthy playboy surreptitiously romances a scullery maid to gain access to her mistress with whom he is in love, but doesn't count on the maid falling in love with him.

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Franciska Gaal, Franchot Tone, Walter Connolly
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marguerite Chapman ... Deborah Matthews
Walter Brennan ... Mr. Matthews
Robert Paige ... David Barkley
Natalie Wood ... Susan Matthews
Ted Donaldson ... Phineas Matthews
Connie Marshall ... Abigail Matthews
Robert Ellis ... Buzz Wexford
Jeanne LaDuke Jeanne LaDuke ... Jessie Wexford (as Jeanne La Duke)
Irving Bacon ... Julius Larkins
Milburn Stone ... Reverend Jim Benton
Geraldine Wall Geraldine Wall ... Mrs. Wexford
Edit

Storyline

Widowed Old Man Matthews, who has lived his entire life as a farmer, has moved his family of himself and his four young adult to adolescent offspring - Deborah, Phineas, Abigail and Susan - to a just purchased farm in Millwood, following the ecological demise of their last farm on which he was able to collect insurance. He has a "my way or the high way" mentality about most things in life, most specifically about running a farm, he believing his experience trumping everything else. He, however, likes to portray himself as being fair and democratic, all important family matters which are decided on by a family vote. He has these votes as he and the other family members know that Abby and Phin will always vote with him, the former to retain his favor and the latter out of fear regardless of Phin's true thoughts as their father always convinces out of coercion. Such ideas against his include Debbie believing the farm too expensive for the many deficiencies it has, and Susie wanting a few... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Grande Promessa See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was the movie that caused Natalie Wood to be gravely afraid of water, due to the scene where the bridge collapsed under her feet, causing her to fight for her life as the director had the crew continue to film. She broke her wrist as she fought to hang on to what was left of the bridge as the water raged and tore at her body. See more »

Goofs

When Susan is running home from school and encounters a bull, a moving shadow of a crew member is visible on the ground, lower left of the frame. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Rare Treasure
2 November 2002 | by urthmothrSee all my reviews

I found this at a 4-H Agents Conference...I had never seen it before, possibly because I've always lived in urban areas. I'm such a fan of Wood and Brennan, I took a chance buying it. It shows how 4-H members were able to teach their parents better farming practices. I agree with other reviewers that it could be better... sometimes the logic fails me, but more character development would make a longer film.

The copy I have is very gritty, I'd like to see it re-mastered.

-Earth Mother


6 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 20 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed