Oscar Movies: Corn Is Green, The (1945)


Oscar Nominations: 2

Supporting Actor: John Dall
Supporting Actress: Joan Lorring

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context

“The Lost Weekend” won over Hitchcock's suspense-thriller “Spellbound” and Leo McCarey's comedy “The Bells of St. Mary's,” both starring Ingrid Bergman. The other two nominees were the MGM musical “Anchors Aweigh” and Warner's noir melodrama “Mildred Pierce,” for which Joan Crawford won the Best Actress for a comeback performance. The most nominated film was “The Bells of St. Mary's” (8), though it won only one award, for Stephen Dunn's Sound Recording, perhaps because it was a sequel to “Going My Way,” which swept most of the 1944 Oscars.

In 1945, the winners of the Supporting Acting Oscars were James Dun fro Kazan's family melodrama, “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” and Anne revere as Liz Taylor's mother in “National Velvet.”

John Dall's most famous role is arguably that of the arrogant murderer in Hitchcock's thriller “Rope” (1950).