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The Two Mrs. Grenvilles 

Family image matters more than anything to the Grenvilles, even when the son is shot dead by his former chorus girl wife, whom his mother despises.

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Complete series cast summary:
 Felicity Grenville 2 episodes, 1987
Jana Shelden ...
 Basil Plante 2 episodes, 1987
 Sam Rosenthal 2 episodes, 1987
 District Attorney 2 episodes, 1987
Toria Fuller ...
 Esme Bland 2 episodes, 1987
Robert Sherman ...
 Billy Bob Veblen 2 episodes, 1987
 Duchess of Windsor 2 episodes, 1987
 Detective Loomis 2 episodes, 1987
 Mme. Sophia 2 episodes, 1987
Delena Kidd ...
 Tuchy Bainbridge 2 episodes, 1987
 Antonella 2 episodes, 1987
Rex Robbins ...
 Cab Driver #1 2 episodes, 1987
Joseph Leon ...
 Cab Driver #2 2 episodes, 1987
 Hunnicutt 2 episodes, 1987
Ellis Dale ...
 Lord Kingswood 2 episodes, 1987
Chuck Julian ...
 Bartender at El Marocco 2 episodes, 1987
Lee Crawford ...
 Maitre D' at El Marocco 2 episodes, 1987
Louisa Flaningam ...
 Chorus Girl #1 2 episodes, 1987
Pamela Sousa ...
 Chorus Girl #2 2 episodes, 1987
 Jack Fisher 2 episodes, 1987
 Edith Brompton 2 episodes, 1987
 Horst Berger 2 episodes, 1987
 Strasser 2 episodes, 1987
 Lord Frankham 2 episodes, 1987
 Ralph Wiggins 2 episodes, 1987
Charlotte Mitchell ...
 Emma Adams 2 episodes, 1987
Arthur Whitelaw ...
Jonathan Haley ...
 Christopher 2 episodes, 1987
Blain Fairman ...
 Dr. Sidney Skinner 2 episodes, 1987
Helen Horton ...
 Nurse at Playhouse 2 episodes, 1987
Christopher Muncke ...
 Chauffeur 2 episodes, 1987
John Carlin ...


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 Anonymous

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Den andra Mrs. Greenville  »

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Did You Know?


The novel, and the mini-series were based on the real-life marriage and murder of New York socialite William Woodward, Jr. and Radio actress and showgirl Ann Eden. See more »


In 1955, Ann makes an operator-assisted long distance call from England to United States and is connected to her party in less than ten seconds - an impossibility even now, with direct dialing. See more »


Billy Grenville Jr.: Did he invite you to dinner? Did he? No, probably more like, "Why don't you come watch me play polo sometime, it'll give you a chance to wear that tiara!"
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Referenced in Dallas: The Two Mrs. Ewings (1989) See more »


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Music by Kurt Weill
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The Two Mrs. Grenvilles by Dominic Dunn
26 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

When Navy ensign Billy Grenville, heir to a vast New York fortune, sees showgirl Ann Arden on the dance floor, it is love at first sight. And much to the horror of Alice Grenville--the indomitable family matriarch--he marries her. Ann wants desperately to be accepted by high society and become the well-bred woman of her fantasies. But a gunshot one rainy night propels Ann into a notorious spotlight--as the two Mrs. Grenvilles enter into a conspiracy of silence that will bind them together for as long as they live. . . .This is by far one of the best made for TV dramas I have ever seen.I still have it on videotape.Ann Margaret is well Anne Margaret no great actress as you will see but totally drop dead gorgeous which was why she was cast in the first place.Claudette Colbert also ideally cast as the Family Matriarch.At the funeral of the grandson Billy Grenville Colbert without missing a beat says to Anne Grenville "Well maybe now you know what it feels like to lose a son."A must see and must read book and film. -R Brentnall

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