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Count Your Blessings (1959)

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Grace hastily marries a French aristocrat during WWII, but is separated by circumstance from him for almost nine years. And when reunited, Charles's philandering causes them to divorce and ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Grace Allingham
Charles Edouard de Valhubert
Duc de St. Cloud
Martin Stephens ...
Hugh Palgrave
Ronald Squire ...
Sir Conrad Allingham
Mona Washbourne ...
Steven Geray ...
Lumsden Hare ...
Kim Parker ...


Grace hastily marries a French aristocrat during WWII, but is separated by circumstance from him for almost nine years. And when reunited, Charles's philandering causes them to divorce and share custody of their son, who never wants them to get back together. But that's not how they feel. Written by Kathy Li

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marriage | based on novel | See All (2) »


Marry in haste...resent at leisure


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Release Date:

8 October 1959 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

J'ai épousé un Français  »

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(Westrex Recording System)



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2.35 : 1
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Grace Allingham: I'm engaged, I'm in love, and I'm going to be married.
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The bad script makes this movie nearly unwatchable
10 April 2005 | by (Europe) – See all my reviews

This one is a really bad movie. The only positive remark that I can make about it is: I like Deborah Kerr, and she is acting in it.

The script is a pure disaster: The story does not work because of the many inconsequential, unbelievable, and spiritless emotional reactions, even in potentially dramatic situations. There is absolutely no chemistry between the leads. Instead we are bored by much talking in stupid, meaningless dialogs throughout the plot.

I think it would be unjust to say anything about the actor's performances here. The defect that is caused by such a bad script cannot be neutralized or even compensated by the best actors in the world. Nor is this possible for the director or the cinematographer, who appear to have done a solid job.

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