The Country Girl


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.

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Critic Reviews for The Country Girl

All Critics (7)

Great acting, heavy themes in Old Hollywood classic.

Jan 24, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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.

Mar 18, 2008 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

The backstage drama, when judged by today's standards, seems stagy, creaky and outdated.

Jan 21, 2008 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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

Sep 19, 2004 | Rating: 3.5/5

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

Feb 28, 2002 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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

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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.

Aj V
Aj V

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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.

jay nixon
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.

Michael Gildea
Michael Gildea

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