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The Grass Is Greener (1960)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 27 February 1961 (Sweden)
Victor and Hillary are down on their luck to the point that they allow tourists to take guided tours of their castle. But Charles Delacro, a millionaire oil tycoon, visits, and takes a ... See full summary »

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Stanley Donen

Writers:

Hugh Williams (screenplay), Margaret Vyner (screenplay) (as Margaret Williams) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Cary Grant ... Victor Rhyall, Earl
Deborah Kerr ... Lady Hilary Rhyall
Robert Mitchum ... Charles Delacro
Jean Simmons ... Hattie Durant
Moray Watson Moray Watson ... Trevor Sellers, the Butler
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Victor and Hillary are down on their luck to the point that they allow tourists to take guided tours of their castle. But Charles Delacro, a millionaire oil tycoon, visits, and takes a liking to more than the house. Soon, Hattie Durant gets involved and they have a good old fashioned love triangle. Written by Tim Kearns <tskearns@aol.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 1961 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Vor Hausfreunden wird gewarnt See more »

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Gross USA:

$6,000,000
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Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At one point, Noel Coward was courted to play the butler. See more »

Quotes

Charles Delacro: Sometimes I'm convinced that the greatest barrier between our countries is the bond of a common language.
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Crazy Credits

Babies, some of them naked, on a lawn, are shown as if they were the cast and crew. For example, as the camera crew's names are shown, the babies are seen trying to work a camera; the "editor" is a baby tugging on a film strip, and so on. See more »

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References South Pacific (1958) See more »

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The Stately Homes Of England
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Written by Noël Coward
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Light entertainment worth viewing.
8 November 2008 | by wrs10See all my reviews

Most points have already been made - a sub Noel Cowardesque script but still stands up as light entertainment. (Maybe my age is showing). Supposedly set in the country but actually filmed at Osterley Park under the flight path to Heathrow airport!!! I am not sure that the outdoor shots could be filmed there today with all that noise! Anyway - it still looks good!

Google:- National Trust UK Osterley Park

I have some snaps of the livestock munching away in its the fields but I guess a herd of cattle, horses or a flock of water fowl looks much the same another somewhere else. Worth a trip if you have the time (but it sure costs a lot more than "a half-crown" nowadays!!!)


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