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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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Broadcast 34 years after the first adaptation of the 1940 play was filmed. See more »

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

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Wonderful!
4 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

One of the great Kate's best performances of her later years. I liked the Bette Davis version very much, but Hepburn does so much more in the character. The story is hopeful and the ending not "pat". The characters are fleshed out nicely and the direction is truly fine. I am a big fan of Katherine Hepburn and she truly comes alive in this character. The supporting cast manage not to be overwhelmed by their leading lady's performance and round out their characters as I believe the author intended them to evolve. I find it sad that really good made for television movies are dismissed out of hand and forgotten so easily, there are so very FEW of them, but the GOOD ones deserve a place in film history. This is one of the best I have ever seen! I beg the powers that be to release it on DVD!


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