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“Bette Davis gives a sharp, vital interpretation of Miss Moffat (the spinster teacher fighting to educate the poor children of a Welsh mining village)…by remaining true to its legitimate stage counterpart,” said the Herald Tribune. The story, based on Emlyn Williams’ autobiographical play, focuses on the relationship between Miss Moffat and her gifted young prodigy from the mines, Morgan Evans (John Dall). “Consumed by inward fire, by the sheer joy of imparting knowledge” (London Picture Post), she molds him into a legitimate candidate for an Oxford scholarship in the remarkably short span of two years. Despite the disaster of Morgan’s seduction by trouble-making Bessie (Joan Lorring), the mutual struggle between teacher and pupil becomes a glorious triumph of the human spirit.
“Only Bette Davis…could have combated so successfully the obvious intention of the adaptors of the play to make frustrated sex the mainspring of the plot,” observed Picture Post.
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any Bette Davis movie is a winner. She was an exceptional talented Actress. Always a pleasure to view
one of her movies. highly recommended.
This sentimentalized Hollywood version of Welsh village life (like miners with comically dirty faces singing their way home and managing to sound like the Vienna Boys Choir) is... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Laeki&Ryszko
The Corn is Green is a beautiful movie but the Archive WB Collection film which amazon sent me through UPS is defective and unwatchable in the second part of the film. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jean-pierre Coursodon
This movie is in my opinion one of Ms. Davis's best. Commanding presence and stayed true to the character who was not one for sentiment. Read morePublished 4 months ago by goodperson