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The Corn Is Green (1945)

Not Rated | | Drama | 14 July 1945 (USA)
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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In her heart of hearts she knew she'd never hold him. See more »

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Cuando el amor florece  »

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Richard Waring, who created the role of Morgan on stage in America was signed by Warner Bros. but he was drafted before shooting began and had to be replaced by John Dall. Veteran actor Gareth Hughes was then living in a monastery. An agreement was found with his religious superior so that he could serve as the Welsh dialect coach. 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 »

Quotes

Miss Lilly Moffat: That man is so stupid, it sits on him like a halo.
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The March of the Men of Harlech (Rhyfelgyrch Gwyr Harlech)
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Lyrics by John Jones
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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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