The Corn Is Green (1945)
First screened in January 2010
Director: Irving Rapper. Cast: Bette Davis, John Dall, Nigel Bruce, Joan Lorring, Mildred Dunnock, Rhys Williams, Rosalind Ivan, Arthur Shields, Thomas Louden, Gwyneth Hughes. Screenplay: Casey Robinson and Frank Cavett (based on the play by Emlyn Williams). Twitter Capsule:
Davis reteams with Voyager director, minus the perversity or the all-pro ensemble. So much toil, so little silk.
I should revisit the film before casting such severe judgment, but it's amazing how little of a lasting impression it makes despite the war-horse status of the play.