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The Grass Is Greener (1961)

aka The Grass Is Greener

"Variety is the spice of life!"

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Details: 104 mins · English

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Cast:

Small Victor Rhyall, Earl
Small Lady Hilary Rhyall
Small Charles Delacro
Small Hattie Durant
No_movie_poster Trevor Sellers, the Butler

Crew:

Small Stanley Donen Director
No_movie_poster Hugh Williams Screenplay
No_movie_poster Margaret Vyner Screenplay
Small Stanley Donen Production
No_movie_poster Jim Clark Editing

Taglines:

"Variety is the spice of life!"

Plot:

The Earl and Countess of Rhyall (Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr) are facing financial troubles and are therefore forced to permit guided tours of their stately home.

A suave, somewhat obnoxious American oil tycoon, Charles Delacro (Robert Mitchum), barges into the lady of the manor's private quarters, either deliberately or by mistake. He introduces himself, explaining the family name was originally "Delacroix" but his grandfather tired of Americans pronouncing the "X" in the name.

Delacro's attentions to the Countess turn her head. Rather than behave jealously, the Earl invites the American to come visit, along with an equally grating ex-girlfriend of Lord Rhyall's, the American heiress Hattie Durant (Jean Simmons).

A love triangle (or quadrangle) soon develops, kicking off a tale of love, jealousy and other strong emotions that eventually leads the gentlemen to a duel with pistols.

Release Dates:

DVD : 2001-09-18