The Country Girl (1954)




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This adaptation of Clifford Odets' play stars Bing Crosby as Frank Elgin, a once-famous Broadway star who's hit the skids. Hotshot young director Bernie Dodd, a longtime admirer of Elgin, tries to get the old-timer back on his feet with a starring role in a new play.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: George Seaton
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 31, 2004
Paramount Pictures


as Georgie Elgin

as Frank Elgin

as Bernie Dodd

as Phil Cook

as Paul Unger

as Henry Johnson

as Woman

as Second Woman

as Actor

as Photographer

as Photographer

as Expressman

as Expressman

as Ralph (Dresser)

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Critic Reviews for The Country Girl

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | July 22, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | March 18, 2008

The backstage drama, when judged by today's standards, seems stagy, creaky and outdated.

Full Review… | January 21, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

If you enjoy Crosby as a crooner instead of a showman, this is your movie.

Full Review… | September 19, 2004

Two of Hollywood's greatest stars give what might be their best performances.

Full Review… | February 28, 2002
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Audience Reviews for The Country Girl

This is kind of a wannabe version of All About Eve, if you think about it.

Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer

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.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


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.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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