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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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
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 Ann Arden Grenville (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Alice Grenville (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Billy Grenville Jr. (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Bratsie Bleeker (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Babette Van Degan (2 episodes, 1987)
Penny Fuller ...
 Cordelia Grenville Hardington (2 episodes, 1987)
Kate Harper ...
 Felicity Grenville (2 episodes, 1987)
Jana Shelden ...
 Grace Grenville (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Basil Plante (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Sam Rosenthal (2 episodes, 1987)
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 District Attorney (2 episodes, 1987)
Toria Fuller ...
 Esme Bland (2 episodes, 1987)
Robert Sherman ...
 Billy Bob Veblen (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Duchess of Windsor (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Pianist (2 episodes, 1987)
Manning Redwood ...
 Detective Loomis (2 episodes, 1987)
Margaret Courtenay ...
 Mme. Sophia (2 episodes, 1987)
Delena Kidd ...
 Tuchy Bainbridge (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Antonella (2 episodes, 1987)
Rex Robbins ...
 Cab Driver #1 (2 episodes, 1987)
Joseph Leon ...
 Cab Driver #2 (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Hunnicutt (2 episodes, 1987)
Ellis Dale ...
 Cahill (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Doorman (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Arturo (2 episodes, 1987)
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 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)
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 Jack Fisher (2 episodes, 1987)
Faith Brook ...
 Edith Brompton (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Horst Berger (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Strasser (2 episodes, 1987)
Donald Pickering ...
 Lord Frankham (2 episodes, 1987)
Don Fellows ...
 Ralph Wiggins (2 episodes, 1987)
Charlotte Mitchell ...
 Emma Adams (2 episodes, 1987)
Arthur Whitelaw ...
 Pianist (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Molly (2 episodes, 1987)
Jonathan Haley ...
 Christopher (2 episodes, 1987)
Blain Fairman ...
 Dr. Sidney Skinner (2 episodes, 1987)
Helen Horton ...
 Nurse at Playhouse (2 episodes, 1987)
Benjamin Feitelson ...
 Paolo (2 episodes, 1987)
Christopher Muncke ...
 Chauffeur (2 episodes, 1987)
John Carlin ...
 Forbes (2 episodes, 1987)
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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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Trivia

Claudette Colbert's last film. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Ann Arden Grenville: Why do they call you Bratsie?
Bratsie Bleeker: 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.
Bratsie Bleeker: Still doesn't.
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Referenced in Frasier: The Two Mrs. Cranes (1996) See more »

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Speak Low
Music by Kurt Weill
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Two Great Stars: Claudette Colbert and Ann Margret
13 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ann Margret to me is the most under appreciated actress of our times. A brilliant actress in Drama, Comedy and Music. I can go on for paragraphs but to sum it up Ann Margret is the bestest of the best.This film also gave us the opportunity to see a real Star at work, Claudette Colbert who return to film work after a 25 year absence (Parrish, 1961, a great WB film). Ms Colbert dominates her scenes and won a Golden Globe for her fine work.

This film is based on a true murder mystery the Ann Woodward case that was the basis of the Dominick Dunne novel. A fine film ably directed but the real reason to see it is to witness the work of two great actresses Ann Margret and the one and only Claudette Colbert who won a Golden Globe for her brilliant performance. Dominick Dunne in his book The Way We Lived Then said that Bette Davis, Jane Wyman, Ginger Rogers, Loretta Young, Olivia De Havilland, Joan Fontaine all coveted the role that Claudette Colbert got, and good Colbert did! Colbert was a member of New York Cafe Society and for that reason may have had a better insight into her role than her peers.

This is a fine film and catch it for the performances of two very fine actresses Claudette Colbert and the remarkable Ann Margret


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