The Green Years (1946)

The Green Years (1946)





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The Green Years was an important rung in the career of child actor Dean Stockwell. He stars as a morose young Irish lad, raised by ultra-strict Scottish relatives of his late mother. He is drawn out of his shell by roguish great-grandfather Charles Coburn. In time, Stockwell grows up to be Tom Drake, and Coburn is still around to keep things lively. Adapted from a best-selling novel by A.J. Cronin, The Green Years is entertaining on several unexpected levels, from the thick Scots and Irish brogues of the largely American cast, to the odd pairing of husband and wife actors Hume Cronyn (age 35) and Jessica Tandy (age 37), here playing father and daughter.
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Charles Coburn
as Alexander Gow
Tom Drake
as young Robert Shannon
Dean Stockwell
as Robert Shannon as a child
Hume Cronyn
as Papa Leckie
Beverly Tyler
as Alison Keith
Gladys Cooper
as Grandma Leckie
Selena Royle
as Mama Leckie
Jessica Tandy
as Kate leckie
Richard Haydn
as Jason Reid
Andy Clyde
as Saddler Boag
Norman Lloyd
as Adam Leckie
Robert North
as Murdoch Leckie
Wallace Ford
as Jamie Nigg
Eilene Janssen
as Alison Keith as a Child
Hank Daniels
as Gavin Blair
Richard Lyon
as Gavin Blair as a Child
Henry O'Neill
as Canon Roche
Norma Varden
as Mrs. Bosomley
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Audience Reviews for The Green Years

An young orphaned boy is mentored by his colorful great grandfather. Beautifully produced, marvelous art direction, the score is excellent and the acting is wonderful. Charles Coburn deservedly received an Academy Award nomination for his performance as the great grandfather. Dean Stockwell shows amazing range for an actor his age. Great story and screenplay. The fine cinematography also received an Academy Award nomination. Wonderfully done in all areas. Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Selena Royale, Norma Varden and especially Gladys Cooper give great supporting performances.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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