The Green Promise

A stubborn farmer, who is against modern technology, tears his large family apart with his old fashioned ways.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: April 4, 2006
  • Originally Released: 1949
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • (unspecified) - English

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Entertainment Reviews:


User Ratings: 96
Nothing pretentious, it turns out to be a refreshing slice of country life. Full Review
Associated Press
Jul 25, 2019
Artless. Full Review
Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Apr 4, 2019

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Walter Brennan stars as the stubborn patriarch of the Matthews family, a widower starting life over on a new farm, while struggling to raise his four children, in this poignant family drama.

Old man Matthews rules with an iron fist and a closed mind, refusing outside help and modern technology, and in the process, slowly tears his weary family apart. When eldest daughter Deborah (Marguerite Chapman) finds a boyfriend and the youngest, Susan (Natalie Wood), joins the local 4-H Club, their father, fearful of these outside influences, flies into a rage. Bull-headed to the last, Matthews is injured and becomes unable to work. Deborah must take over the farm and make it a success, or the family is doomed. Using the new techniques and ideas that her beau David has urged all along, Deborah turns their fortunes around and attempts to mend the rifts within the troubled family.

Child star Natalie Wood gives another winsome and energetic performance in The Green Promise, made two years after her star-making role in Miracle On 34th Street (1947). Three-time Academy Award winner Walter Brennan is best remembered for his role as Grandpa McCoy on TV's classic comedy, "The Real McCoys."

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The whole family pitches in to make their farm a success.


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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 3,825
  • UPC: 089218501899
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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