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The Corn Is Green

The Corn Is Green(1945)

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Rhys Williams, Rosalind Ivan, Mildred Dunnock and Gene Moss, members of the Broadway cast of Emlyn Williams' play, reprised their roles for this film. Ethel Barrymore portrayed "Moffat" in the Broadway production. According to a July 30, 1944 New York Times news item, John Dall replaced Richard Warring when the latter was drafted. Hollywood Reporter news items add the following information about the production: Ida Lupino was to star in the film with Bette Davis. Warner Bros. paid $135,000 for the rights to the play and agreed not to release a filmed version until November 1943. Production reports included in the Warner Bros. Collection at the USC Cinema-Television Library note that the film was shot in continuity in 72 days. John Dall and Joan Lorring, who made their motion picture debuts in the film, were nominated for Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress, respectively. Olivia De Havilland starred with Richard Basehart in a June 12, 1950 Lux Radio Theatre broadcast of the story. It was performed again on May 17, 1954. Williams' play was remade for television in 1979, starring Katharine Hepburn and directed by George Cukor.