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The Green Years (1946)

Approved | | Drama | 4 July 1946 (USA)
An orphaned young boy is guided by his great-grandfather and strives to go to university to become a doctor. However, the boy's harsh grandfather stands in his way.

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Tom Drake ...
Robert Shannon as a Young Man
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Alison Keith as a Young Woman
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Papa Leckie
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Grandma Leckie
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Robert Shannon as a Child
Selena Royle ...
Mama Leckie
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Kate Leckie
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Jason Reid
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Saddler Boag
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Adam Leckie
Robert North ...
Murdoch Leckie
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Jamie Nigg
Eilene Janssen ...
Alison Keith as a Child
Henry H. Daniels Jr. ...
Gavin Blair as Young Man (as Hank Daniels)
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When young Robert Shannon is orphaned he leaves his home in Ireland and travels to Langford, Scotland, home of his maternal grandparents. Growing up in the home of his penny-pinching grandfather is made bearable by his doting but irresponsible great-grandfather, loving grandmother and kind aunt and uncle. After a rocky start in his new school Robbie adjusts and is befriended by Gavin and Allison, whom he grows to love as the years pass. As he matures into a young man Robbie's dreams turn to medicine and becoming a doctor. Supported by everyone in the family except his grandfather, he studies for a scholarship as a way to escape life toiling in the local boiler-works. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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4 July 1946 (USA)  »

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A.J. Cronin's The Green Years  »

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1.37 : 1
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Jessica Tandy played Hume Cronyn's daughter in the film, although she was, in reality, two years older than him. See more »

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Referenced in Forecast (1945) See more »

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inspirational
10 June 2000 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Very inspirational story about a poor young ? Scottish boys efforts to get into medical school. Although I enjoyed it very much, I note that the movie has never be released on VHS. Unhappily it is not considered one of the classic greats and is forever gotten confused with 'How green is my valley'




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