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The Grass Harp (1995)

PG | | Drama, Comedy | 11 October 1996 (USA)
After his mother's death, Collin Fenwick goes to live with his father's cousins, the wealthy, avaricious, and controlling Verena Talbo, and her compliant, earthy sister Dolly. When a city ... See full summary »

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After his mother's death, Collin Fenwick goes to live with his father's cousins, the wealthy, avaricious, and controlling Verena Talbo, and her compliant, earthy sister Dolly. When a city slicker comes to town and convinces Verena to market Dolly's locally-famous tonic, Dolly finally gets some backbone, refuses to divulge the formula, and heads for a tree house with Collin and Catherine, the loyal maid. Verena, who has most of the town in her pocket, sics the law on the renegades. Dolly, Catherine, and Collin find a supporter in a retired judge, Charlie Cool, who's attracted to Dolly. Will Verena's venom win out? And what about that city slicker? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG for mild language and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$117,161 (USA) (11 October 1996)

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$493,007 (USA) (29 November 1996)
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The seventh pairing out of ten movies of comic actors and great friends Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. See more »

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Dolly Talbo: Love is a chain.
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Referenced in Magic Time: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon (2002) See more »

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LONG AGO (AND FAR AWAY)
Written by Jerome Kern, Ira Gershwin
Performed by Glenn Miller and The Army Air Force Band
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Tears at bedtime
12 May 1999 | by (Lincoln England) – See all my reviews

I missed this film on it's theatrical release, (if it had one) - but saw it on video. Ensemble acting at its very best. Piper Laurie excellent in her portrayal of the beautiful and wistful Dolly. Expert support from Matthau, Lemon, Spacek and Durning. Top marks to my hero Roddy. This film had a wonderful story which left me with tears in my eyes at the end. You can keep your action adventure films. Give me a story everyday.


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