Princess Beatrice's days of enjoying the regal life are numbered unless her only daughter, Princess Alexandra, makes a good impression on a distant cousin when he pays a surprise visit to ... See full summary »
Set during the Korean War, a Navy fighter pilot must come to terms with with his own ambivalence towards the war and the fear of having to bomb a set of highly defended bridges. The ending of this grim war drama is all tension.
An Italian-American neighborhood in Louisiana is disturbed when truck driver Rosario Delle Rose is killed by police while smuggling. His buxom widow Serafina miscarries, then over a period ... See full summary »
Washed up singer/actor Frank Elgin has a chance to make a come-back when director Bernie Dodd offers him the leading role in his new musical. Frank however is very insecure, turns to alcohol and shuns even the smallest of responsibilities, leaving everything up to his wife Georgie who finds it harder and harder to cope with her husband's lack of spirit. Bernie tries to help Frank regain his self-confidence, believing that it is Georgie who's the cause of his insecurity.Written by
Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>
To star in The Country Girl (1954), Grace Kelly had to be approved for a loanout from her home studio, MGM. In return for the opportunity, MGM required her to star in Green Fire (1954), one of Kelly's least favorite films. She said about her role, "This is not what I wanted to be an actress for." See more »
Let's say I try my small way to help.
That's what my ex-wife used to keep me reminding of, cheerfully. She had a theory that behind every great man there was a great woman. She also was thoroughly convinced that she was great and all I needed to qualify was guidance on her part.
Still does not prove that the theory is completely wrong. I imagine one can go through history and find a few good examples.
It's a pity that Leonardo da Vinci never had a wife to guide him, he might have really gotten ...
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All the other comments here-on the quality of the three leads' acting, the somberness of the film, the plot, etc--I agree w/ pretty much. For me the standout was not Grace but Bing. He was cast vs type the most and if anyone deserved an oscar here, it was him. Grace was fine, but still-it's like seeing Michelle Pfieffer or Theresa Russell playing frumpy-it don't really work.
Typical solid 50's dramatics, Holden in his element as always, very believable.
***1/2 outta ****
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