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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 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

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Ivan Davis' first produced script. See more »

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Version of The Corn Is Green (1945) See more »

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Wonderful!
4 June 2005 | by connimacSee 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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