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The Green Years (1946)

Posted on February 16, 2019 at 1:50 PM

 

  This is one of those movies where my friend Carol used to say: "Don't you hate it when things go wrong?"  Things go wrong here for an Irish orphan plopped down into a Scottish family complete with stingy patriarch (Hume Croynyn) and a salty wonderful old grandpa (Charles Coburn).  Also featured in this film are Jessica Tandy, Gladys Cooper, and Dean Stockwell (as the young boy).  This is one of three movies that Jessica Tandy and Hume Croynyn had made together at the time.  Tandy (Driving Miss Daisy) plays the daughter of Hume Chronyn in the film.  She was actually his wife and very pregnant at the time.  This is yet another film in which she is way too good and too believeable for the rest of the cast.  But, Charles Coburn got a nomination for an academy award as best supporting actor.  It's a good film.  It's well worth a watch, but things go wrong. 

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