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Director:
Writers:
Dominick Dunne (novel)
Derek Marlowe (written by)
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Release Date:
8 February 1987 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(3 articles)
Dominick Dunne: He Lived for Drama
 (From PEOPLE.com. 27 August 2009, 5:05 PM, PDT)

Author Dominick Dunne Loses Cancer Battle
 (From WENN. 26 August 2009, 6:26 PM, PDT)

Author Dominick Dunne Loses Cancer Battle
 (From WENN. 26 August 2009, 4:41 PM, PDT)

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The Two Mrs. Grenvilles by Dominic Dunn See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Ann-Margret ... Ann Arden Grenville

Claudette Colbert ... Alice Grenville

Stephen Collins ... Billy Grenville Jr.

John Rubinstein ... Bratsie Bleeker

Elizabeth Ashley ... Babette Van Degan
Penny Fuller ... Cordelia Grenville Hardington
Kate Harper ... Felicity Grenville
Jana Shelden ... Grace Grenville
Peter Eyre ... Basil Plante

Alan Oppenheimer ... Sam Rosenthal

Sam Wanamaker ... District Attorney
Toria Fuller ... Esme Bland
Robert Sherman ... Billy Bob Veblen

Siân Phillips ... Duchess of Windsor

Michael Feinstein ... Pianist
Manning Redwood ... Detective Loomis
Margaret Courtenay ... Mme. Sophia
Delena Kidd ... Tuchy Bainbridge

Genevieve Allenbury ... Antonella
Rex Robbins ... Cab Driver #1
Joseph Leon ... Cab Driver #2
Bruce Boa ... Hunnicutt
Ellis Dale ... Cahill

Shane Rimmer ... Doorman
Alexander Davion ... Arturo
Lewis Fiander ... Lord Kingswood
Chuck Julian ... Bartender at El Marocco
Lee Crawford ... Maitre D' at El Marocco
Louisa Flaningam ... Chorus Girl #1
Pamela Sousa ... Chorus Girl #2

Michael Shannon ... Jack Fisher (as Michael J. Shannon)
Faith Brook ... Edith Brompton

Christopher Fairbank ... Horst Berger

Ed Bishop ... Strasser
Donald Pickering ... Lord Frankham
Don Fellows ... Ralph Wiggins
Charlotte Mitchell ... Emma Adams
Arthur Whitelaw ... Pianist
Nancy Nevinson ... Molly
Jonathan Haley ... Christopher
Blain Fairman ... Dr. Sidney Skinner (as Blaine Fairman)
Helen Horton ... Nurse at Playhouse

Benjamin Feitelson ... Paolo (as Ben Feitelson)
Christopher Muncke ... Chauffeur
John Carlin ... Forbes
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Dillon ... Undetermined Minor Role (uncredited)

Sally Farmiloe ... Morocco (uncredited)
Michael Montalbano ... Baby Grenville (uncredited)

Directed by
John Erman 
 
Writing credits
Dominick Dunne (novel)

Derek Marlowe (written by)

Produced by
John Erman .... supervising producer
Preston Fischer .... producer
Lynn Guthrie .... associate producer
Susan G. Pollock .... executive producer (as Susan Pollock)
 
Original Music by
Marvin Hamlisch 
 
Cinematography by
Dennis C. Lewiston  (as Denis Lewiston)
 
Film Editing by
Jerrold L. Ludwig 
 
Production Design by
Malcolm Middleton 
 
Art Direction by
Herbert Westbrook 
 
Set Decoration by
Harry Cordwell 
 
Costume Design by
Sue Yelland 
 
Makeup Department
Richard Blair .... makeup artist: Ann-Margret
Verne Caruso .... hair stylist: New York (as Vern Caruso)
Linda DeVetta .... chief makeup artist (as Linda De Vetta)
Sydney Guilaroff .... hairdresser: Ann-Margret
Marsha Lewis .... chief hairdresser
Craig Lyman .... makeup artist: New York
 
Production Management
John Davis .... production supervisor
Edward O. Denault .... executive production supervisor
Lynn Guthrie .... unit production manager: New York
Ira Marvin .... production supervisor: New York
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Appleton .... first assistant director: New York
Jerry Daly .... second assistant director
Stephen A. Glanzrock .... second assistant director: New York
Alex Kramarchuk .... key second assistant director: New York
Barry Langley .... first assistant director
Ken Shane .... third assistant director
Jay Tobias .... second second assistant director: New York
Carla Zackson .... dga trainee
 
Sound Department
John Asman .... sound re-recording mixer
Neil Brody .... sound re-recording mixer (as Niel Brody)
Marty Church .... adr mixer
Tony Garber .... supervising sound editor
Ken S. Polk .... sound re-recording mixer (as Ken Polk)
Peter Sutton .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Caracciolo .... second assistant cameraman: New York (as Michael Carraciolo)
William Coleman .... camera operator: New York
S. Karin Epstein .... still photographer: New York (as Karin Epstein)
John Harman .... gaffer
Tom Kerwick .... key grip: New York
Ron Lyons .... best boy
Clive Mackey .... clapper loader
Scott Rathner .... first assistant cameraman: New York
Nigel Seal .... clapper loader
 
Casting Department
Irene Mariano .... casting: US
Barbara Miller .... executive in charge of casting
Rose Tobias Shaw .... casting: UK
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jody Berke .... costumer: New York
Donald Brooks .... wardrobe: Claudette Colbert
Nolan Miller .... wardrobe: Ann-Margret
Andrea Ross .... wardrobe supervisor: New York
David Griffin .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Richard Berres .... music supervisor
John Caper Jr. .... music coordinator
Bruce Miller .... conductor
Bruce Miller .... music arranger
Dan Wallin .... music scoring mixer
 
Other crew
Pamela Carlton .... script supervisor
Mark Layton .... production assistant
Matthew Sharp .... floor runner
Gladys Pearce .... location coordinator (uncredited)
Melissa J.L. Smith .... director of operations (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
178 min | Israel:310 min (2 parts)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Claudette Colbert's last film.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: 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 (1949) and Scene of the Crime (1949), both of which premiered in New York City in July 1949. A few minutes later, another view shows the Astor playing Melody Time (1948), and the Criterion across the street playing Easter Parade (1948), both of which premiered in June 1948.See more »
Quotes:
Ann Arden Grenville:Did you have lunch?
Billy Grenville Jr.:I ate... something.
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Soundtrack:
Speak LowSee more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
The Two Mrs. Grenvilles by Dominic Dunn, 26 January 2008
Author: RoderickBrentnall from Canada

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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