The Corn Is Green Overview:

The Corn Is Green (1945) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by Irving Rapper and produced by Jack L. Warner and Jack Chertok.


A spinster teacher lives to educate the poor children of a Wales mining village. She discovers that one of her students has promise, maybe even a shot at Oxford, and they both begin to come out of their shells.

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Academy Awards 1945 --- Ceremony Number 18 (source: AMPAS)

Best Supporting ActorJohn DallNominated
Best Supporting ActressJoan LorringNominated

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The Corn Is Green (1979)

By Amanda Garrett on May 13, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm reviewing the 1979 TV version of The Corn Is Green starring Katharine Hepburn. This article is part of The Great Katharine Hepburn Blogathon hosted by Director George Cukor and actress Katharine Hepburn are one of old Hollywood's legendary partnerships. They made... Read full article

The Corn Is Green (1945)

By Beatrice on Dec 23, 2014 From Flickers in Time

The Corn Is Green Directed by Irving Rapper Written by Frank Cavett and Casey Robinson from a play by Emlyn Williams 1945/USA Warner Bros. First viewing/Netflix rental Bette Davis gives a solid, restrained performance as a teacher in a backward Welsh mining village who dreams of sending a gifted ... Read full article

The Corn is Green(1945).

By Dawn on Apr 4, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

The Corn Is Green (1945). Drama. Cast: Bette Davis. It was adapted from the play of the same name by Emlyn Williams. John Dall and Joan Lorring were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress. The people who live in a small countryside village, are surpris... Read full article

The Corn is Green

By RBuccicone on Mar 3, 2011 From MacGuffin Movies

The Corn is Green (1945) ???? Someone said to me recently that Bette Davis never made a bad movie, and as I move further into her repertoire, I am inclined to agree. Even a movie with such an uninteresting title as The Corn is Green (which, of course, has its source in something said/written in the ... Read full article

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Miss Lilly Moffat: That was splendid.

Miss Lilly Moffat: I have never spoken to a man for more than five minutes in my life without wanting to box his ears.

Miss Lilly Moffat: [reading] ... and when I walk in the dark I can touch with my hands where the corn is green.

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The play and the film tell the true story of playwright Emlyn Williams and his schoolmistress Miss Cooke.
Richard Waring, who created the role of Morgan on stage in America was signed by Warner Bros. but he was drafted before shooting began and had to be replaced by John Dall. Veteran actor Gareth Hughes was then living in a monastery. An agreement was found with his religious superior so that he could serve as the Welsh dialect coach.
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