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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:
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Ann Arden Grenville
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Alice Grenville
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Billy Grenville Jr.
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Bratsie Bleeker
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Babette Van Degan
Penny Fuller ...
Kate Harper ...
Felicity Grenville
Jana Shelden ...
Grace Grenville
Peter Eyre ...
Basil Plante
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Sam Rosenthal
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District Attorney
Toria Fuller ...
Esme Bland
Robert Sherman ...
Billy Bob Veblen
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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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

It's supposed to be 1944, but the first exterior view of the Astor Hotel shows two adjacent film theatres, the Astor and the Capitol, playing We Were Strangers and Scene of the Crime, both of which premiered in New York City in July 1949. A few minutes later, another view shows the Astor playing Melody Time, and the Criterion across the street playing Easter Parade, both of which premiered in June 1948. See more »

Quotes

Cordelia Grenville Hardington: Mother, please stay for more than a just a few minutes. Ann did make a point of inviting you.
Alice Grenville: That's because she's learning social camoflage. If nothing else.
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Connections

Referenced in Dallas: The Two Mrs. Ewings (1989) 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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