The Grass Is Greener

The Grass Is Greener

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A jealous English earl (Grant) who wants to keep his beautiful wife (Kerr) first tries suave trickery but finally resorts to a duel with pistols.
Copyright Date: ©2001
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE GRASS
Characteristics: Laser optical
1 videodisc (Not rated)(105 min.) : sound, color ; 12 in
Notes: Includes original theatrical trailer
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1961
From the play by Hugh and Margaret Williams


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When it comes to one of my favourite male actors of the 1950s, Robert Mitchum - I have, once again, proved myself right about him. And, what I've concluded about Mitchum is that he was not at all suited for playing in Romantic-Comedy. No way.

And, Mitchum's role here in 1960's "The Grass Is Greener" was no exception.

I mean, watching Mitchum pathetically squeak and squirm his way (unconvincingly) through his role here as the lover-boy millionaire was not unlike witnessing a man who's been literally castrated and then shamelessly put on display as a piece of pure fluff meant to be sneered at.

Anyway - This truly nonsensical picture about infidelity and retaliation was, without question, some of the most loathsome rubbish imaginable. In fact - It was so detestable that it made my skin crawl with total revulsion.

d2013 May 25, 2016

Always enjoyable to have a vintage look at old movies. Love them! Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant ... always great to see them.

Feb 09, 2016

Fun if somewhat dated British romp starring a dream cast of classy Golden Era movie stars. I'm not sure if brawny tough guy Robert Mitchum is really, truly right for the role of the brash American millionaire who captures the elegant and refined Deborah Kerr's very married heart and determines to spirit her off to Texas, though the two had terrific chemistry in two other fine films of the time, "Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison" and "The Sundowners." Cary Grant, as Kerr's cuckolded lord or the manor husband seems almost wan here. That's not what we want from the heartthrob likes of Cary Grant, even in middle-age. But Jean Simmons sparkles as Kerr's mischievous pal who adores her friend (and ex, Cary) but can't resist stirring the pot. I would kill for a commentary track from director Stanley Donen and at least one of the stars, but I guess you can't have everything.
Oh--and Noel Coward wrote the film's witty theme.

Oct 24, 2015

This is an Olive Films release that doesn't include English subtitles or closed captions, which makes it a frustrating experience for anyone with less than perfect hearing, as well as for non-native English speakers who need subtitles to understand all the dialogue. Altogether, a huge percentage of the home video audience.


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