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The Green Years (1946)

 -  Drama  -  4 July 1946 (USA)
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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
Beverly Tyler ...
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
Andy Clyde ...
Saddler Boag
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Adam Leckie
Robert North ...
Murdoch Leckie
Wallace Ford ...
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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Harold S. Bucquet began directing the film but became seriously ill and was replaced by Victor Saville. Bucquet died shortly after he left. See more »

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I find this film charming. As a 1950's Dublin kid, I loved the acting, direction, script and message of this film. I agree that it is a Scottish 'How green is my Valley'. I have always felt closer to Scotland than Wales, although not understanding why! Dean Stockwell and Tom Drake are especially wonderful. Nowadays, some follow ups would be certain. I would love to follow Robert Shannon's adulthood, after this film ended. I have always been a fan of Jessica Tandy and it was great to see her as a young girl, knowing what a successful career she had. This is a warm hearted Sunday afternoon film with feel good after-shocks. I don't know if a colour remake is possible but it's a black and white classic. Enjoy!


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