The Grass Is Greener


The Grass Is Greener

Infobox_Film
name = The Grass Is Greener


imdb_id = 0053877
producer = Stanley Donen
James H. Ware
director = Stanley Donen
writer = Hugh Williams
Margaret Vyner
starring = Cary Grant
Deborah Kerr
Robert Mitchum
Jean Simmons
music = Noel Coward
cinematography = Christopher Challis
editing = James Clark
distributor = Universal
released = December 23, 1960
runtime = 104 min.
language = English

"The Grass Is Greener" is a 1960 comedy film directed by Stanley Donen and featuring an ensemble cast consisting of screen veterans Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, and Jean Simmons. The film was adapted by Hugh Williams and Margaret Vyner from the play of the same name which they had written and found success with in London's West End.

Plot

Members of British aristocracy, Victor and Hilary Rhyall (Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr), are facing financial troubles and are forced to have guided tours of their House. When obnoxious oil tycoon Charles Delacro (Robert Mitchum) and an equally grating ex-girlfriend of Rhyall, Hattie Durant (Jean Simmons), visit, a love triangle (or quadrangle) develops and kicks off a tale of love, jealousy and other strong emotions.

Reception

While the film was a moderate success at the U.K. box office, it fared much worse in the United States. Reviews of the film were mostly lukewarm. Despite its initial failure, the film has since developed a following and has been a staple of American cable television. At the time of its release, Jean Simmons's performance as a madcap heiress earned some praise for the British stage actress, earning her a Laurel Award nomination.

Cast

Cary Grant "as" Victor, Earl of Rhyall
Deborah Kerr "as" Hilary, Countess of Rhyall
Robert Mitchum "as" Charles Delacro
Jean Simmons "as" Hattie Durant
Moray Watson "as" Trevor Sellers, the Butler

External links

*imdb title | id=0053877 | title=The Grass Is Greener


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