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The Country Girl (1954)

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Release Date: Dec 15, 1954 Wide

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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

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Drama, Classics

George Seaton

Aug 31, 2004

Paramount Pictures

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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.

March 18, 2008 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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The backstage drama, when judged by today's standards, seems stagy, creaky and outdated.

January 21, 2008 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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If you enjoy Crosby as a crooner instead of a showman, this is your movie.

September 19, 2004 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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Two of Hollywood's greatest stars give what might be their best performances.

February 28, 2002 Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies
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This is kind of a wannabe version of All About Eve, if you think about it.
April 28, 2011
jennifxu

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If you ever wanted to see Crosby in a dramatic role instead of a comedy, this is the movie to see. He gives a brilliant performance, as does the rest of the cast. The story is realistic and surprising to the end. I highly recommend this movie.
November 8, 2010
ajv2688

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Okay film with good performances but Grace Kelly winning the Oscar for this performance against Judy Garland in A Star is Born shows the award up as the popularity contest that it is.
April 20, 2008
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jay nixon

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A great dramatic turn for all the main stars. Even when trying to look plain, Grace Kelly looks beautiful.
November 20, 2006
mjgildea

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    1. Georgie Elgin: There's nothing quite so mysterious and silent as a dark theater, a night without a star.
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Foreign Titles

  • Ein Mädchen vom Lande (DE)
  • The Country Girl (1954) (UK)
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