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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:
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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Release Date:

8 February 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Den andra Mrs. Greenville  »

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Claudette Colbert's last film. See more »


Equipment shadow swoops over set when William's mother visits Ann in hospital room. See more »


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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Music by Kurt Weill
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The Two Mrs. Grenvilles by Dominic Dunn
26 January 2008 | by (Canada) – 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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