The Country Girl (1954)
Average Rating: 7/10
Reviews Counted: 6
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 1
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Release Date: Dec 15, 1954 Wide
Average Rating: 3.6/5
User Ratings: 3,013
Bing Crosby does the Academy Award-bid bit in the atypical role of a self-pitying alcoholic, but it was his co-star, a deglamorized Grace Kelly, who won the Oscar for her performance in The Country Girl. This adaptation of Clifford Odets' play stars Crosby as Frank Elgin, a once-famous Broadway star who's hit the skids. Hotshot young director Bernie Dodd (William Holden), a longtime admirer of Elgin, tries to get the old-timer back on his feet with a starring role in a new play. But Dodd must
Dec 15, 1954 Wide
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Based on Odets' play, Seaton's version is an odd, overrated melodrama about co-dependency in alcoholic marriages, with decent turns by Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly as the central couple.
The backstage drama, when judged by today's standards, seems stagy, creaky and outdated.
If you enjoy Crosby as a crooner instead of a showman, this is your movie.
Audience Reviews for The Country Girl
- Georgie Elgin: There's nothing quite so mysterious and silent as a dark theater, a night without a star.
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