domingo, 9 de noviembre de 2008

Public Domain Films - The Grass Is Greener (1960)

The Grass Is Greener is a 1960 comedy film directed by Stanley Donen and featuring an ensemble cast consisting of screen veterans Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, and Jean Simmons. The film was adapted by Hugh Williams and Margaret Vyner from the play of the same name which they had written and found success with in London's West End.

Members of British aristocracy, Victor and Hilary Rhyall (Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr), are facing financial troubles and are forced to have guided tours of their House. When obnoxious oil tycoon Charles Delacro (Robert Mitchum) and an equally grating ex-girlfriend of Rhyall, Hattie Durant (Jean Simmons), visit, a love triangle (or quadrangle) develops and kicks off a tale of love, jealousy and other strong emotions.

While the film was a moderate success at the U.K. box office, it fared much worse in the United States. Reviews of the film were mostly lukewarm. Despite its initial failure, the film has since developed a following and has been a staple of American cable television. At the time of its release, Jean Simmons's performance as a madcap heiress earned some praise for the British stage actress, earning her a Laurel Award nomination.

Cary Grant as Victor, Earl of Rhyall
Deborah Kerr as Hilary, Countess of Rhyall
Robert Mitchum as Charles Delacro
Jean Simmons as Hattie Durant
Moray Watson as Trevor Sellers, the Butler

Actually, the film has been passed to public domain and completely free to be viewed just right here or via Video Google at a wider screen (not full). In Spain the movie was entitled "Página En Blanco" (translated as 'Whiter Page'), a very strange form to call in a different way original movies titles.

See it in its entire original movie soundtrack version.

The Grass Is Greener (Google Videos)


- IMdB file.
- Film Affinity. (Página En Blanco, Spanish title)

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