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The Grass is Greener (23-Dec-1960)

Director: Stanley Donen

Writers: Hugh Williams; Margaret Williams

From a play: The Grass Is Greener by Hugh Williams and Margaret Williams

Music and Lyrics by: Noel Coward

Producer: Stanley Donen

Keywords: Comedy

British aristocrats Victor and Hillary Rhyall allow guests to tour their mansion to cover expenses; during one such tour, wealthy Texan Charles Delacro takes an interest in Hillary. Drawing room comedies were by 1960 out of fashion and this one betrays its stage origins, but is still quite enjoyable. Grant and Kerr's parts were originally contemplated for Rex Harrison and Kay Kendall.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Cary Grant
18-Jan-1904 29-Nov-1986 North by Northwest
Deborah Kerr
30-Sep-1921 16-Oct-2007 From Here to Eternity
Robert Mitchum
6-Aug-1917 1-Jul-1997 Cape Fear
Jean Simmons
31-Jan-1929 22-Jan-2010 Guys and Dolls


Cary Grant   ...   Victor Rhyall (the Earl)
Deborah Kerr   ...   Hilary Rhyall
Robert Mitchum   ...   Charles Delacro (tourist from Texas)
Jean Simmons   ...   Hattie Durant (ex-girlfriend)
Moray Watson   ...   Sellers (butler)


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