COUNTRY GIRL, THE (1954)
Alcoholic has-been actor Frank Elgin (Bing Crosby) is given one last chance to make a comeback — and save his relationship with his frustrated wife Georgie (Grace Kelly) — when Broadway director Bernie Dodd (William Holden) offers him a starring role in a new musical. Based on the stage play by Clifford Odets, director George Seaton's deeply moving adaptation is driven by the powerful performances of its three leads and garnered seven Academy Award® nominations and an Oscar® for Kelly. The film was remade in 1982 with Dick Van Dyke and Faye Dunaway. (Note courtesy of Paramount Pictures.) DIR George Seaton; SCR George Seaton, from the play by Clifford Odets; PROD William Perlberg, George Seaton. U.S., 1954, b&w, 104 min. NOT RATED
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