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The Corn Is Green (1945)

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



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Complete credited cast:
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Idwal Morris (as Billy Roy)


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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Release Date:

14 July 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cuando el amor florece  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The play and the film tell the true story of playwright Emlyn Williams and his schoolmistress Miss Cooke. 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: That was splendid.
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Oh Dear, What Can the Matter Be?
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Makes you think.

Definately a must see! Davis's performance was remarkable, subdued but full of emotion and depth without over acting. The actor playing Morgan Evan's is very remarkable being his first film. He and Davis exchange witty banter that makes you appreciate both actors without taking any of the lime light away from the other. The characters were complex and showed facets of ourselves. This movie really makes you think. It's my favorite Davis picture. The themes were very mature and ahead of their time. It's sort of like a early Peyton Place!

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