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.
Classics , Drama
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Paramount Pictures


Grace Kelly
as Georgie Elgin
Bing Crosby
as Frank Elgin
William Holden
as Bernie Dodd
Anthony Ross
as Phil Cook
Robert Kent
as Paul Unger
John W. Reynolds
as Henry Johnson
Frank J. Scannell
as Bartender
Ida Moore
as Woman
Ruth Rickaby
as Second Woman
Jack Kenney
as Actor
Les Clark
as Actor
Charles Tannen
as Photographer
John Florio
as Photographer
Jon Provost
as Jimmie
Don Dunning
as Expressman
Max Wagner
as Expressman
Bob Alden
as Bellboy
Chester Jones
as Ralph (Dresser)
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Critic Reviews for The Country Girl

All Critics (6)

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Full Review… | July 21, 2008
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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The backstage drama, when judged by today's standards, seems stagy, creaky and outdated.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
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Full Review… | September 22, 2004

Audience Reviews for The Country Girl

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

Jennifer Xu
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
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
jay nixon

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