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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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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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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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Lili Long
Traditional Welsh folk tune
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One of Warners Best
4 October 2005 | by (McAllen, TX) – See all my reviews

The Corn is Green is definitely one of my favorite movies of all time. Thoroughly engaging and full of comic as well as dramatic moments. Bette Davis is fantastic and is backed up by a varied and talented cast. It's sentimental and sharp. A perfect blend. It gets overlooked so often by "best lists" and it's a shame. I remember the first time I saw it back in the late 1980's. I wondered how such a treasure could be ignored for so long. I hope it gets released to DVD soon. Unfortunately the current print that's on VHS and shown on Turner Classic Movies is worn and looks like it's falling apart. Maybe that print is all that's available. No matter. Don't pass up a chance on seeing this cinematic gem. This is great movie making and theatre all in one.

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