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The Country Girl (1954)

Unrated | | Drama, Music | 17 May 1955 (USA)
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A director hires an alcoholic has-been and strikes up a stormy relationship with the actor's wife, who he believes is the cause of all the man's problems.

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Complete credited cast:
... Frank Elgin
... Georgie Elgin
... Bernie Dodd
... Philip Cook
... Larry
... Lounge Singer
Eddie Ryder ... Ed
... Paul Unger
John W. Reynolds ... Henry Johnson
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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>

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How far should a woman go...to redeem the man she loves?

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Ein Mädchen vom Lande  »

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1.37 : 1
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Grace Kelly won her only Oscar for her role in this movie beating out Judy Garland, the sentimental favorite, in the closest Best Actress race in Academy history besides the Barbra Streisand and Katharine Hepburn tie for 1968. A reported 6 votes was all that separated the cinematic legends. See more »

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Bernie Dodd: Does your wife really want you to play this part?
Frank Elgin: Yeah, she's all for it.
Bernie Dodd: I was just wondering. The day I met her, she seemed a little difficult about terms and rather domineering, I thought.
Frank Elgin: She wasn't always like that.
Bernie Dodd: Oh I know, I know. They all start out as Juliets and wind up as Lady Macbeths.
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Dissertation on the State of Bliss (Love and Learn Blues)
by Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin
Sung by Jacqueline Fontaine and Bing Crosby
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A great film...
26 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

I couldn't get into the beginning at first, watching Bing Crosby audition for the part. But once he had finished the film grabbed my attention and held on to it. I was impressed with the writing, portraying the character's subtle changes to make life more gratifying despite tragedy and loss. I loved the ending, seeing how devoted his wife really is. I'll recommend this film. I gave it a vote of 9, and out of a grade from A+ to F I give it an B+.


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