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Gregory La Cava
Ann, a former chorus girl marries above herself into a rich society family, but her mother-in-law regards her with great suspicion from the start. When Ann shoots her husband dead, claiming she thought he was a prowler, the older Mrs. Grenville decides to back the woman she despises, to protect the family image. Written by
When Ann gets out of the cab in front of the Grenville house for the first time, she is a wearing mink coat. She takes out her compact to look at her face. When the shot switches to inside the house, the butler opens the door and Ann is standing there, with the compact in her hand, but the coat is now draped over her shoulders. See more »
Ann Arden Grenville:
Why do they call you Bratsie?
Because I'm a spoiled brat, why else? Why are you called Ann?
Ann Arden Grenville:
I wasn't. Well, I guess I better tell you, I was born Ursula Mertens. and it didn't fit on the billboard, and my agent changed it. You know, I'll bet it didn't matter to you what you were called.
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good, trashy story, and old-time Hollywood to boot
This is a highly entertaining movie from the '80s when they still made them with opulence! "The Two Mrs. Grenvilles" was originally a novel written by Dominick Dunne. The plot is based on the real-life story of the shooting of William Woodward, a New York socialite. The question asked for years afterwards was, did his wife shoot him by accident thinking he was a burglar as she claimed? Or did she deliberately kill him? The film explores this and the lives of the wealthy along the way.
In the movie, Ann-Margret portrays the chorus girl wife who marries way, way above her station. The other Mrs. Grenville is her mother-in-law, played to perfection by the still glamorous Claudette Colbert. People who knew Woodward's real-life mother, Elsie, state that Colbert was dead-on in the role. In the book, film, and real life, the elder Mrs. Grenville supports her daughter-in-law throughout but not because she believes her or can even tolerate her. She does it to protect the family from scandal.
The movie spans fifty years and will hold your interest throughout.
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