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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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  • Won 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 11 nominations.
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Frank Elgin
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Georgie Elgin
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Bernie Dodd
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Philip Cook
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Larry
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Lounge Singer
Eddie Ryder ...
Ed
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Paul Unger
John W. Reynolds ...
Henry Johnson
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Bob Alden ...
Bellboy (uncredited)
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Dancer with Pick (uncredited)
Les Clark ...
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Hal K. Dawson ...
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Allan Douglas ...
Man (uncredited)
Don Dunning ...
Expressman (uncredited)
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First-Nighter (uncredited)
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Actor in the Play (uncredited)
Neva Gilbert ...
Lady (uncredited)
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Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
Chester Jones ...
Ralph - Dresser (uncredited)
Howard Joslin ...
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Drunken Table Extra (uncredited)
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Theatregoer / Party Guest (uncredited)
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First Woman (uncredited)
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Stagehand (uncredited)
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Johnnie Elgin (uncredited)
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Second Woman (uncredited)
Jack Roberts ...
Man (uncredited)
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Diner at Sardi's (uncredited)
Frank J. Scannell ...
Bartender (uncredited)
Sarah Selby ...
Theatregoer (uncredited)
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First Photographer (uncredited)
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Expressman (uncredited)
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Theatregoer (uncredited)
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Man (uncredited)
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Conductor (uncredited)

Directed by

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George Seaton

Written by

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Clifford Odets ... (play)
 
George Seaton ... (written for the screen by)

Produced by

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William Perlberg ... producer
George Seaton ... producer (uncredited)

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Victor Young

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John F. Warren ... director of photography

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Ellsworth Hoagland

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Roland Anderson
Hal Pereira

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Sam Comer
Grace Gregory

Costume Design by

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Edith Head

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Wally Westmore ... makeup supervisor

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Harry Caplan ... production manager (uncredited)

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Francisco Day ... assistant director

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John Cope ... sound recordist
Gene Merritt ... sound recordist
Carl Mahakian ... sound editor (uncredited)

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John P. Fulton ... special photographic effects

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Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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Robert Alton ... musical sequence stager
Sidney Cutner ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken ... orchestrator (uncredited)

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Arthur Jacobson ... assistant to producer
Stanley Scheuer ... script supervisor (uncredited)
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Plot 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

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Taglines A Complete Triumph! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Une fille de la province (France)
  • Une fille de province (France)
  • La angustia de vivir (Spain)
  • Vidéki lány (Hungary)
  • I horiatopoula (Greece)
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  • 104 min
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Trivia During filming Grace Kelly managed to have affairs with Bing Crosby, Clark Gable, William Holden and David Niven. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The 40th Annual Academy Awards (1968). See more »
Soundtracks Dissertation on the State of Bliss (Love and Learn Blues) See more »
Quotes Georgie Elgin: Let's say I try my small way to help.
Bernie Dodd: 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.
Georgie Elgin: Still does not prove that the theory is completely wrong. I imagine one can go through history and find a few good examples.
Bernie Dodd: It's a pity that Leonardo da Vinci never had a wife to guide him, he might have really gotten somewhere.
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