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The Green Years


Aka: A.J. Cronin's The Green Years (USA: complete title)
Director: Victor Saville
Year: 1946
Country: USA
Runtime: 127 minutes
Genre: Drama

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When young Robert Shannon is orphaned he leaves his home in Ireland and travels to Langford, Scotland, home of his maternal grandparents. Growing up in the home of his penny-pinching grandfather is made bearable by his doting but irresponsible great-grandfather, loving grandmother and kind aunt and uncle. After a rocky start in his new school Robbie adjusts and is befriended by Gavin and Allison, whom he grows to love as the years pass. As he matures into a young man Robbie's dreams turn to medicine and becoming a doctor. Supported by everyone in the family except his grandfather, he studies for a scholarship as a way to escape life toiling in the local boiler-works. - IMDb

Children's Cast:

Dean Stockwell [10] Robert Shannon as a Child
Eilene Janssen [8] Alison Keith as a Child
Richard Lyon [12] Gavin Blair as a Child
Yvette Duguay [14] Daughter
Charles Bates [11] Angelo Friscalli
Peggy Miller Louisa
Gary Gray [10] Boy Making First Communion
George McDonald Bertie Jamieson
David Bair [6] Schoolboy

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