The Corn Is Green (1945)

 |  Drama  |  14 July 1945 (USA)
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A schoolteacher becomes the mentor of a talented young miner and seeks to get him into a university.


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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 <>

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Cuando el amor florece  »

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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 »


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


Miss Lilly Moffat: I have never spoken to a man for more than five minutes in my life without wanting to box his ears.
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One of the Best Movies of All Time!!!
24 October 2001 | by (Illinois) – See all my reviews

The Corn is Green is one of my favorite movies and for the longest time I never knew the title of it. Bette Davis is wonderful as the teacher who unleashes the genius of Morgan Evans, a Welsh mining town's prodigy. There are so many obstacles that Morgan must overcome, and to see him do this is wonderful. Every time I watch it I am still amazed at Bessie's devilishness and I just love the actress's voice! It is so interesting. Everything in this film makes me feel all good inside and no movie collection is complete without it. The Corn is Green deserves five stars, two thumbs up, and a perfect ten. Everyone should watch this movie. It gives you a new perspective on the world, and even on the life of people at one time in history. I truly love The Corn is Green and if I had not seen it, I would not be who I am today.

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