The Two Mrs. Grenvilles (1987)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  8 February 1987 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ann Arden Grenville
Alice Grenville
Billy Grenville Jr.
Bratsie Bleeker
Babette Van Degan
Penny Fuller ...
Kate Harper ...
Felicity Grenville
Jana Shelden ...
Grace Grenville
Peter Eyre ...
Basil Plante
Sam Rosenthal
District Attorney
Toria Fuller ...
Esme Bland
Robert Sherman ...
Billy Bob Veblen


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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8 February 1987 (USA)  »

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Den andra Mrs. Greenville  »

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Claudette Colbert's last film. See more »


While opening scenes of movie are set prior to end of WWII (1945), stock footage features a sign for Broadway production of A Streetcar Named Desire which didn't open until 1947. See more »


Ann Arden Grenville: Has the maid been here while i was out?
Billy Grenville Jr.: Why, no towels?
Ann Arden Grenville: Uh, I know this is a four-star Hotel, but I've never known the maids to wear Chanel no. 5 while scrubbing out the tub.
Billy Grenville Jr.: I'll complain to the manager.
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Referenced in Frasier: The Two Mrs. Cranes (1996) See more »


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Music by Kurt Weill
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excellent movie AM and Claudette are flawless
21 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

how where can i buy this movie either on VHS or DVD? both performances are incredible and the settings, the directions the whole spirit of the era are more than believable....they this movie. i just want to find out where i can buy this movie to have anytime i want, and i have to write 10 lines of text to ask the questions. seems silly but i will state once again that this is a phenomenal performance buy (sic) both Ann-Margeret and Ms. Colbert. excellent supporting cast as well. and what excellent direction. the drama is as dramatic as this site even more so. how awesome it could be if CBS NBC ABC or FOX could rerun the entire movie during sweeps week

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