MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,213 this week

The Corn Is Green (1945)

 -  Drama  -  14 July 1945 (USA)
7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 1,533 users  
Reviews: 23 user | 11 critic

A schoolteacher becomes the mentor of a talented young miner and seeks to get him into a university.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 20 Mar 2011
 
a list of 34 titles
created 15 May 2011
 
a list of 21 titles
created 03 Aug 2013
 
a list of 26 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 31 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Corn Is Green (1945)

The Corn Is Green (1945) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Corn Is Green.
Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A young woman (Stanley Timberlake) dumps her fiancée (Craig Fleming) and runs off with her sister's (Roy Timberlake) husband (Peter Kingsmill). They marry, settle in Baltimore, and Stanley ... See full summary »

Director: John Huston
Stars: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, George Brent
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Sara and Kurt Muller and their three children are returning to her mother's home in Washington DC after 18 years in Europe. A Romanian Count living there discovers Kurt's attache case full ... See full summary »

Directors: Herman Shumlin, Hal Mohr
Stars: Bette Davis, Paul Lukas, Geraldine Fitzgerald
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Renowned stage actors Basil Underwood and Joyce Arden are partners on and off the stage. An occupational hazard for Basil is that women often fall in love with what they see of him on the ... See full summary »

Director: Archie Mayo
Stars: Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland
The Sisters (1938)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Three daughters of a small down pharmacist undergo trials and tribulations in their problematic marriages between 1904 and 1908.

Director: Anatole Litvak
Stars: Errol Flynn, Bette Davis, Anita Louise
The Star (1952)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A washed-up movie queen finds romance, but still desires a come-back.

Director: Stuart Heisler
Stars: Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden, Natalie Wood
June Bride (1948)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A magazine's staff, including bickering ex-lovers Linda and Carey, cover an Indiana wedding, which goes slightly wrong...

Director: Bretaigne Windust
Stars: Bette Davis, Robert Montgomery, Fay Bainter
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Mary Donnell, a young legal secretary with a past, elopes with a client's son, but his father has the marriage annulled without knowing she's pregnant.

Director: Edmund Goulding
Stars: Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, Anita Louise
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

When lovely and virtuous governess Henriette Deluzy comes to educate the children of the debonair Duc de Praslin, a royal subject to King Louis-Philippe and the husband of the volatile and ... See full summary »

Director: Anatole Litvak
Stars: Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Jeffrey Lynn
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two producers are putting together a wartime charity show with an all-star cast but the egotism of radio personality Eddie Cantor disrupts their plans.

Director: David Butler
Stars: Eddie Cantor, Dennis Morgan, Humphrey Bogart
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

When his fiancée Valentine dumps him, prominent lawyer Geoffrey Sherwood goes on a bender and winds up married to a stranger, Miriam Brady. They decide to give their marriage a chance. ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green
Stars: Bette Davis, Ian Hunter, Colin Clive
Dangerous (1935)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An alcoholic actress who is considered a dangerous jinx is rehabilitated, but she then shows that she's as dangerous as ever.

Director: Alfred E. Green
Stars: Bette Davis, Franchot Tone, Margaret Lindsay
Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Rosa Moline is bored with life in a small town. She loves Chicago industrialist Neil Latimer who has a hunting lodge nearby. Rosa squeezes her husband's patients to pay their bills so she ... See full summary »

Director: King Vidor
Stars: Bette Davis, Joseph Cotten, David Brian
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
Rosalind Ivan ...
...
Arthur Shields ...
Gwyneth Hughes ...
Thomas Louden ...
...
...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Owens ...
Tudor
William Roy ...
Idwal Morris (as Billy Roy)
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Bette Davis - A Glorious Story for the Screen's most Glorious Actress ! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

14 July 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das grünende Korn  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The play and the film tell the true story of playwright Emlyn Williams and his schoolmistress Miss Cooke. 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: [reading] ... and when I walk in the dark I can touch with my hands where the corn is green.
See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Comrades in Arms
(uncredited)
Music by Adolphe Adam
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Good Drama & Character Study
5 October 2001 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This is a good drama and character study, and though the story moves a bit slowly at times, it incorporates some interesting angles. In the role of an erudite teacher trying to bring education to a Welsh mining community, Bette Davis is good even though the role is not ideal for her. The supporting cast complements her well, with John Dall particularly believable as her star student. Nigel Bruce has an entertaining, if somewhat exaggerated, role as the town Squire.

The story takes a pretty good look at the ups and downs of what Davis's character is trying to do, and the perspectives of the main characters are usually presented effectively. There isn't a lot of action, but it has a few good dramatic moments, and the characters are worth caring about.

It's worth seeing to watch Davis and the rest of the cast perform, and also for its thoughtful look at its characters.


10 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
No posts??? joxerthemighty39
Name of the song? Smithcsmt
Discuss The Corn Is Green (1945) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?