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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.

Director:

George Cukor

Writers:

Ivan Davis, Emlyn Williams (play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Katharine Hepburn ... Miss Lilly Moffat
Ian Saynor ... Morgan Evans
Bill Fraser Bill Fraser ... The Squire
Patricia Hayes Patricia Hayes ... Mrs. Watty
Anna Massey ... Miss Ronberry
Artro Morris Artro Morris ... John Goronwy Jones
Dorothea Phillips ... Sarah Pugh
Toyah Willcox ... Bessie Watty (as Toyah Wilcox)
Huw Richards Huw Richards ... Idwal
Bryn Fôn Bryn Fôn ... Robbart
Dyfan Roberts Dyfan Roberts ... Gwyn
Robbin John Robbin John ... Ivor (as Robin John)
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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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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Korn ist grün See more »

Filming Locations:

Wales, UK

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Broadcast 39 years after the play it was based on was first performed. See more »

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Version of BBC Play of the Month: The Corn Is Green (1968) See more »

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Kate's best late career performance
10 May 2013 | by jjnxn-1See all my reviews

A late career triumph for both Kate and Cukor this marvelous TV version of the play Ethel Barrymore made famous years before feels like it was written with Hepburn in mind so well does the part fit her. High production values give it the feeling of a feature film and the performances are most enjoyable from all. A wonderful story of the value of learning and the quest for knowledge along with the need to temper it with caring and human interest this is a reminder of the superior quality that used to be offered on American television and rarely is today. Beautiful location filming in Wales completes the charm of this fine offering. Well worth seeking out for anyone looking for superior entertainment.


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