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The Grass Is Greener
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Director:
Writers:
Hugh Williams (screenplay) and
Margaret Vyner (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
27 February 1961 (Sweden) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Ever See a Four-Sided Triangle? See more »
Plot:
Victor and Hillary are down on their luck to the point that they allow tourists to take guided tours of their castle... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(5 articles)
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Ahead of its time See more (37 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Cary Grant ... Victor Rhyall, Earl

Deborah Kerr ... Lady Hilary Rhyall

Robert Mitchum ... Charles Delacro

Jean Simmons ... Hattie Durant
Moray Watson ... Trevor Sellers, the Butler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joan Benham ... Hairdresser's Receptionist (uncredited)
Elisabeth Orion ... Fair-Haired Woman (uncredited)
Gwen Watford ... Hairdresser's Receptionist (uncredited)

Directed by
Stanley Donen 
 
Writing credits
Hugh Williams (screenplay) and
Margaret Vyner (screenplay) (as Margaret Williams)

Hugh Williams (play) and
Margaret Vyner (play) (as Margaret Williams)

Produced by
Stanley Donen .... producer
James H. Ware .... associate producer (as James Ware)
Cary Grant .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Christopher Challis (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jim Clark  (as James Clark)
 
Art Direction by
Paul Sheriff 
 
Makeup Department
Eric Allwright .... makeup artist
Gordon Bond .... hair stylist
John O'Gorman .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Richard B. Goodwin .... unit manager (as Richard Goodwin)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roy Stevens .... assistant director
Michael Stevenson .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Claude Watson .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Vernon Dixon .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Maurice Askew .... sound recordist
John Cox .... sound supervisor
John W. Mitchell .... sound recordist
Peter Musgrave .... dubbing editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Austin Dempster .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hardy Amies .... clothes: Miss Kerr
John Wilson-Apperson .... wardrobe supervisor (as John Wilson Apperson)
 
Editorial Department
Mary Kessel .... assistant editor
Russ Hill .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Douglas Gamley .... music arranger
Muir Mathieson .... conductor
Len Stevens .... music arranger
Noel Coward .... composer: original theme (uncredited)
Douglas Gamley .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Shirley Barnes .... continuity girl
Maurice Binder .... title designer: main title
Mike Kaplan .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Maurice Landsberger .... assistant production accountant (uncredited)
Una Pearl .... double (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
104 min | UK:80 min (VHS version)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:G | Finland:S | Iceland:L | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video re-rating) (1999) | UK:U (video rating) (1986) | USA:Approved (certificate #19674)

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Trivia:
Cary Grant refused to wear a smoking jacket for one scene, believing that if the audience saw him dressed that way they would immediately lose sympathy with his character. The director later said that a type of old-fashioned comedy died that day.See more »
Quotes:
Victor Rhyall, Earl:Well then, so long, be seeing you, as you say in America.
Charles Delacro:Cheerio, as you say in Britain.
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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Ahead of its time, 29 October 2005
Author: dishington from Pittsburgh

This delightful morsel is even more impressive given the bare post-Eisenhower era of its release. While we tend to view 1960 as the beginning of the JFK cultural renaissance, in fact the decade dawned with Ike in the White House and Nixon on the horizon. Extramarital hijinks, dealt with adult sophistication, tolerance and forgiveness are rare enough, but the Bible-thumpers must have bust a gut on this one. I disagree with those who chastise the title, I think it's perfect. That such a topic is explored without losing the light comedic magic of Grant, the earnest angst of Kerr, the irreverent sexuality of Simmons and the brooding strength of Mitchum is testament to the ability of Stanley Donen to guide without herding. It all fits, wonderfully, in a movie that glows brighter with the passage of time, and the tsunami of trash that was to follow.

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