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Splendor in the Grass
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Director:
Writer:
William Inge (written by)
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Release Date:
15 November 1961 (Japan) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A LOVE STORY UNLIKE ANY OTHERS !! See more »
Plot:
A fragile Kansas girl's love for a handsome young man from the town's most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(123 articles)
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User Reviews:
Technically and emotionally beautiful See more (118 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Natalie Wood ... Wilma Dean Loomis

Pat Hingle ... Ace Stamper

Audrey Christie ... Mrs. Loomis

Barbara Loden ... Ginny Stamper

Zohra Lampert ... Angelina

Warren Beatty ... Bud Stamper

Fred Stewart ... Del Loomis
Joanna Roos ... Mrs. Stamper
John McGovern ... Doc Smiley

Jan Norris ... Juanita Howard

Martine Bartlett ... Miss Metcalf

Gary Lockwood ... Allen 'Toots' Tuttle

Sandy Dennis ... Kay
Crystal Field ... Hazel

Marla Adams ... June

Lynn Loring ... Carolyn

Phyllis Diller ... Texas Guinan
Sean Garrison ... Glenn
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jim Antonio ... Oil Field Worker at Party (uncredited)

Lou Antonio ... Oil Field Worker at Party (uncredited)
Buster Bailey ... Musician (uncredited)

Godfrey Cambridge ... Chauffeur (uncredited)
Carlos Cortés ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Robert Downing ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Andrew Duggan ... Trailer Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Ivor Francis ... Dr. Judd (uncredited)
Larry Gaynes ... Extra in classroom (uncredited)

Hoke Howell ... Minor Role (uncredited)
William Inge ... Reverend Whitman (uncredited)
Phoebe Mackay ... Stamper's Maid (uncredited)
Charles Matthews ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Charles Robinson ... Johnny Masterson (uncredited)

Eugene Roche ... Private Detective (uncredited)

Mark Slade ... Rusty (uncredited)
Iris Whitney ... Deanie's High School Friend (uncredited)

Directed by
Elia Kazan 
 
Writing credits
William Inge (written by)

Produced by
William Inge .... associate producer
Charles H. Maguire .... associate producer
Elia Kazan .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
David Amram (music composed by)
 
Cinematography by
Boris Kaufman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Gene Milford (film editor)
 
Production Design by
Richard Sylbert 
 
Set Decoration by
Gene Callahan 
 
Costume Design by
Anna Hill Johnstone 
 
Makeup Department
Willis Hanchett .... hairdresser
Robert Jiras .... makeup
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Don Kranze .... assistant director
Ulu Grosbard .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Edward J. Johnstone .... sound (as Edward Johnstone)
Frank Lewin .... sound editor
Dick Vorisek .... sound (as Richard Vorisek)
James Perdue .... sound (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank J. Calabria .... additional photographer (uncredited)
Howard Fortune .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
George Newman .... wardrobe
Flo Transfield .... wardrobe (as Florence Transfield)
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
David Amram .... music conducted by
 
Other crew
Marguerite James .... script and continuity
George Tapps .... choreographer
Mart Crowley .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Splendour in the Grass" - Ireland (English title) (imdb display title), UK
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Runtime:
124 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:SOA | Canada:PG | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 | Italy:VM16 (original rating) | Italy:T (re-rating) (1979) | Netherlands:6 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video) | USA:Unrated | USA:Approved (PCA #19453) | USA:TV-14 (TV rating)

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Trivia:
Diane Varsi and Lee Remick considering the part of Deanie.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: In Bud's basketball game, the free throw lane is twelve feet wide. Even at the college level this width did not appear until 1957.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Wilma Dean:Bud...
Bud:Deanie, please...
Wilma Dean:Bud, I'm afraid. Oh, Bud... don't, Bud.
Bud:Deanie...
Wilma Dean:No... we mustn't, Bud... no... no...
[he gets out of the car]
Wilma Dean:Bud, don't be mad.
Bud:I better take you home.
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Soundtrack:
Auld Lang SyneSee more »

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19 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Technically and emotionally beautiful, 17 March 2001
Author: Nicholas Rhodes from Ile-de-France / Paris Region, France

This is a most beautiful film in all senses ; picture quality and colors which they don't seem capable of making any more in spite of all the modern technology, beautiful scenery, and above all two beautiful actors. I also loved the clothes Nathalie Wood wore during the film. Pat Hingle plays a character almost unbelievable today. Although this " frustrated love " is sad and brings tears to my eyes, I still cannot help watching the film quite regularly even though I know the end will leave me frustrated. There is a lot if implied rather than visible passion in this film ( its French title is - " la fièvre dans le sang " or fever in the blood ). This hidden, repressed passion is more gripping than if we had seen the couple simply lie down and get on with it !! But perhaps the passion is a little too stifled and a few short scences with more passionate physical contact might have satisfied the spectator ! But that's a very subjective matter. But I end as I started by reiterating the total beauty of the film at all levels.

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