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The Grass Is Greener (1960)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 23 December 1960 (USA)
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 »

Director:

Stanley Donen

Writers:

Hugh Williams (screenplay), Margaret Vyner (screenplay) (as Margaret Williams) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... Trevor Sellers, the Butler
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Storyline

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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A four-sided triangle that proves that variety is the spice of LOVE! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Grass Is Greener See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$6,000,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Moray Watson was the only member of the original stage cast to be retained for the film version. 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 »

Connections

References South Pacific (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

The Stately Homes Of England
(uncredited)
Written by Noël Coward
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Somewhat Indiscreet...
18 May 1999 | by Jonathan-18See all my reviews

Fine, funny and recommended. It has its weak points, the storyline is the least important with these fine actors and brilliant direction. Cary Grant and Jean Simmons' first scene together is absolutely wonderful. Deborah Kerr is also good; Robert Mitchum, maybe intentionally, is a bit of an odd player here. Familiar to the Grant-Ingrid Bergman split-screen telephone scene in Donen's Indiscreet, there's an adorable scene with all four leading actors here. Very very nice.


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