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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 <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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The play and the film tell the true story of playwright Emlyn Williams and his schoolmistress Miss Cooke. See more »

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

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Miss Lilly Moffat: [reading] ... and when I walk in the dark I can touch with my hands where the corn is green.
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Version of BBC Play of the Month: The Corn Is Green (1968) See more »

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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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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.


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