Family image matters more than anything to the Grenvilles, even when the son is shot dead by his former chorus girl wife, whom his mother despises.
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Complete series cast summary:
Ann-Margret ...  Ann Arden Grenville 2 episodes, 1987
Claudette Colbert ...  Alice Grenville 2 episodes, 1987
Stephen Collins ...  Billy Grenville Jr. 2 episodes, 1987
John Rubinstein ...  Bratsie Bleeker 2 episodes, 1987
Elizabeth Ashley ...  Babette Van Degan 2 episodes, 1987
Penny Fuller ...  Cordelia Grenville Hardington 2 episodes, 1987
Kate Harper ...  Felicity Grenville 2 episodes, 1987
Jana Shelden Jana Shelden ...  Grace Grenville 2 episodes, 1987
Peter Eyre ...  Basil Plante 2 episodes, 1987
Alan Oppenheimer ...  Sam Rosenthal 2 episodes, 1987
Sam Wanamaker ...  District Attorney 2 episodes, 1987
Toria Fuller ...  Esme Bland 2 episodes, 1987
Robert Sherman Robert Sherman ...  Billy Bob Veblen 2 episodes, 1987
Siân Phillips ...  Duchess of Windsor 2 episodes, 1987
Michael Feinstein ...  Pianist 2 episodes, 1987
Manning Redwood ...  Detective Loomis 2 episodes, 1987
Margaret Courtenay ...  Mme. Sophia 2 episodes, 1987
Delena Kidd ...  Tuchy Bainbridge 2 episodes, 1987
Genevieve Allenbury ...  Antonella 2 episodes, 1987
Rex Robbins Rex Robbins ...  Cab Driver #1 2 episodes, 1987
Joseph Leon Joseph Leon ...  Cab Driver #2 2 episodes, 1987
Bruce Boa ...  Hunnicutt 2 episodes, 1987
Ellis Dale Ellis Dale ...  Cahill 2 episodes, 1987
Shane Rimmer ...  Doorman 2 episodes, 1987
Alexander Davion ...  Arturo 2 episodes, 1987
Lewis Fiander ...  Lord Kingswood 2 episodes, 1987
Chuck Julian Chuck Julian ...  Bartender at El Marocco 2 episodes, 1987
Lee Crawford Lee Crawford ...  Maitre D' at El Marocco 2 episodes, 1987
Louisa Flaningam Louisa Flaningam ...  Chorus Girl #1 2 episodes, 1987
Pamela Sousa Pamela Sousa ...  Chorus Girl #2 2 episodes, 1987
Michael Shannon ...  Jack Fisher 2 episodes, 1987
Faith Brook ...  Edith Brompton 2 episodes, 1987
Christopher Fairbank ...  Horst Berger 2 episodes, 1987
Ed Bishop ...  Strasser 2 episodes, 1987
Donald Pickering ...  Lord Frankham 2 episodes, 1987
Don Fellows ...  Ralph Wiggins 2 episodes, 1987
Charlotte Mitchell Charlotte Mitchell ...  Emma Adams 2 episodes, 1987
Arthur Whitelaw Arthur Whitelaw ...  Pianist 2 episodes, 1987
Nancy Nevinson ...  Molly 2 episodes, 1987
Jonathan Haley Jonathan Haley ...  Christopher 2 episodes, 1987
Blain Fairman Blain Fairman ...  Dr. Sidney Skinner 2 episodes, 1987
Helen Horton Helen Horton ...  Nurse at Playhouse 2 episodes, 1987
Benjamin Feitelson ...  Paolo 2 episodes, 1987
Christopher Muncke ...  Chauffeur 2 episodes, 1987
John Carlin John Carlin ...  Forbes 2 episodes, 1987
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Ann, a former chorus girl marries above herself into a rich society family, but her mother-in-law regards her with great suspicion from the start. When Ann shoots her husband dead, claiming she thought he was a prowler, the older Mrs. Grenville decides to back the woman she despises, to protect the family image. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den andra Mrs. Greenville See more »

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Lorimar Telepictures See more »
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Runtime:

| (2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The novel, and the mini-series were based on the real-life marriage and murder of New York socialite William Woodward, Jr. and Radio actress and showgirl Ann Eden. See more »

Goofs

In 1955, Ann makes an operator-assisted long distance call from England to United States and is connected to her party in less than ten seconds - an impossibility even now, with direct dialing. See more »

Quotes

Cordelia Grenville Hardington: Mother, please stay for more than a just a few minutes. Ann did make a point of inviting you.
Alice Grenville: That's because she's learning social camoflage. If nothing else.
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Referenced in Dallas: The Two Mrs. Ewings (1989) See more »

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Speak Low
Music by Kurt Weill
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excellent movie AM and Claudette are flawless
21 February 2005 | by littlmnstrSee all my reviews

how where can i buy this movie either on VHS or DVD? both performances are incredible and the settings, the directions the whole spirit of the era are more than believable....they are....in this movie. i just want to find out where i can buy this movie to have anytime i want, and i have to write 10 lines of text to ask the questions. seems silly but i will state once again that this is a phenomenal performance buy (sic) both Ann-Margeret and Ms. Colbert. excellent supporting cast as well. and what excellent direction. the drama is as dramatic as this site even more so. how awesome it could be if CBS NBC ABC or FOX could rerun the entire movie during sweeps week


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