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The Corn Is Green (1979)

A strong-willed teacher, determined to educate the poor and illiterate youth of an impoverished Welsh village, discovers one student whom she believes to have the seeds of genius in him.

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A strong-willed teacher, determined to educate the poor and illiterate youth of an impoverished Welsh village, discovers one student whom she believes to have the seeds of genius in him.

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The heartwarming classic of a teacher's dedication - and triumph!

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This tele-movie was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards in 1979 - for Outstanding Costume Design for a Limited Series or a Special for David Walker and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special for Katharine Hepburn for playing: "Lilly Moffat", but the tele-feature failed to win an Emmy in either category. See more »

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Featured in Katharine Hepburn: All About Me (1993) See more »

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Overlooked Gem
3 February 2012 | by (Cincinnati, Ohio US) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this many years ago and to this day I am quite taken by the performances given. While it was a "Made for TV" movie, to this day it still leaves an impression. The musical score by John Barry was quite good and added to the film in a superb way as well.

Kate Hepburn is surely missed as she was a great actress. She led up an overall fine cast of actors that provided a lasting impression. The young man who she tutored out of an otherwise menial existence was a great actor too.

I only wish that more such productions were still made today.

I guess that the only thing that gets the green light are reality shows that are soon forgotten.


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