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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: That was splendid.
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All Through the Night
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Magnificent Classic from 1945
13 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Enjoyed this great film classic from 1945 starring Betty Davis as Miss Lilly Moffat who inherits a home in Wales in a coal mining town where young men sing coming home from the mines full of coal dust and filth all over them. Lilly Moffat finds out how uneducated all the people are in the town and decides to start a school for everyone, even the coal miners. However, she discovers a young miner who has exceptional intelligence and has the ability to write, but his spelling is very poor. This young miner is Morgan Evans, (John Dall) who is given the opportunity to prepare for Oxford University but with many obstacles that enter into his life and distract him from a wonderful future. Bessie Watty, ( Joan Lorring ) is a wild young girl who flirts with Morgan Evans and they spend a night together that later on causes many problems for this determined young man to advance himself in higher institutions of learning. This is a great dramatic film with great acting by Nigel Bruce, (The Squire) and a wonderful actress Betty Davis. Enjoy a truly great Classic film from 1945.


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