The Grass Harp (1995)

PG  |   |  Drama, Comedy  |  11 October 1996 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 3,035 users  
Reviews: 23 user | 17 critic

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 »



(novel), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

3 wins. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A Martial Artist, afflicted with a disease that makes beautiful women want to kill him, goes on a suicide mission to find true love anyway.

Director: Colin Miller
Stars: Colin Miller, Gianni Lazuli, Alex Cain
She Wants Me (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A neurotic writer working on his new film gets into a tricky situation when an A-list actress shows interest in the role intended for his girlfriend.

Director: Rob Margolies
Stars: Aaron Yoo, Alex Solowitz, Brennan Murray
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

'THE UPPER FOOTAGE' is the first film experience of its kind. The film is an edited version of 393 minutes of recovered footage documenting a young girl's tragic overdose death and ... See full summary »

Director: Justin Cole
The Man Inside I (2012)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A thriller centered on a young boxer trying to distance himself from his father's gangster past and the relationship with his trainer.

Director: Dan Turner
Stars: David Harewood, Michelle Ryan, Peter Mullan
Jengo Hooper (2013)
Action | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A man named Jake Weaver stumbles across an old Jailakung board which he played around with not knowing it would open up the gates of hell. A demonic force latches onto him and takes over ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Wheeler
Stars: Alan Baptiste, Dustin Lee Burgess, Ben Chapman
Earthwork (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

In 1994, real-life crop artist Stan Herd traveled from Kansas to Manhattan's Upper West Side to create a massive environmental artwork on land owned by Donald Trump. The multi-acre artwork ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Ordal
Stars: John Hawkes, Bruce MacVittie, Chris Bachand
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Detective Ben Nolan is sent to investigate the story of a convicted prostitute and known drug dealer Linda Grossel. Linda explains that she was kidnapped and held captive for weeks. As the ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Pierce
Stars: Una Jo Blade, Michael Madsen, Hank Cartwright
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A down and out soldier is not adjusting well to civilian life and his marriage is on the verge of collapse. When one fateful day the sun changes color and emits an eerie yellow/green light ... See full summary »

Director: Angel Lebon
Stars: Brian James Southard, Christina Collard, Dan Lynn
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Follow Blake Freeman as he takes 69 year old Leroy, across the country on a hilarious journey for the truth about Aliens, Psychics and the Paranormal.

Director: Blake Freeman
Stars: Blake Freeman, LeRoy Tessina, Nir Assayag
Pool Party (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Matt's life is racing out of control - all he wants to do is pass the bar exam and win back his girlfriend, but his boss wants him to house-sit while he's studying, the boss's kids want a ... See full summary »

Director: Timothy M. Snell
Stars: Justin T. Bowler, Sarah Horvath, Kenzo Lee
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Liverpool 1962. An Irish teen boy on the run from a shotgun wedding arrives in Liverpool. He joins the music scene and is inspired by the yet to be famous Beatles.

Director: Joe Scott
Stars: Houston Peter, Ana Mulvoy-Ten, Brigid Shine
Fated (2006)
Romance | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A statue comes alive on New Years Eve, in the U.K city of Liverpool, Chaous ensues. A love/ghost story.

Director: Nicola Scott
Stars: Michael Angelis, Lee Boardman, Jennifer Brooks


Cast overview, first billed only:
Riley Henderson
Grayson Fricke ...
Eugene Fenwick
Maude Riordan


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 <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Love is a chain of love... as nature is a chain of life. See more »


Drama | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and thematic elements | See all certifications »


Official Sites:



Release Date:

11 October 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A fűhárfa  »

Filming Locations:

Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$493,007 (USA) (29 November 1996)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Final filmed screenplay written by Stirling Silliphant. See more »


Tommy DeVito: [after Henry, Jimmy, and Tommy beat Billy Bates they start placing him on a couple of table cloths. Tommy turns to Henry] I didn't wanna get blood on your floor.
See more »


Referenced in Hollywood Remembers Walter Matthau (2001) See more »


Written by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performed by Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (as Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A bit too twee
8 January 2006 | by (Derry, Ireland) – See all my reviews

An all-star cast, (Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon, Mary Steenburgen), makes this screen version of Truman Capote's novel watchable, and then some. But it's all too whimsical and twee to really work. It's directed by Walter Matthau's son Charles and he seems content to let the material speak for itself. It's straightforward and literal and unexciting. It's like something the Reader's Digest might have produced. However unlikely Truman Capote's source material there was poetry in almost every line. That's missing here despite the quaint Southern Gothic narration, and none of the cast are at their best or anything approaching it. Without anything like direction from Matthau they simply go through the motions. Still, it's a decent yarn and it tugs at the heartstrings and there you have it.

15 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Magical LilyMae
Carrie miltonebx-1
Full of stereotypes tgemberl
The Grass Harp hepburn-7
Music sallybally90
Early Furlong! Vantheman1790
Discuss The Grass Harp (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: