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The Grass Is Greener [DVD]


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  • Actors: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Jean Simmons, Robert Mitchum, Moray Watson
  • Directors: Stanley Donen
  • Producers: Stanley Donen
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 4 May 2007
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000KHX9BU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,942 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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When an aristocratic British couple (Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr) open their stately home to the public, a Texan oil millionaire (Robert Mitchum) enters their private quarters and successfully seduces the wife. The Earl then tries to win back his wife by enlisting the help of an ex-girlfriend (Jean Simmons), ultimately challenging his rival to a good old-fashioned duel.

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Cary Grant is the befuddled English earl casually puttering around his tourist attraction of a grand old estate in casual dress while a bull of an American millionaire (Robert Mitchum) crashes into his life and seduces Grant's sophisticated lady (Deborah Kerr). It's pure fantasy, of course, with its cool, cultured lovers swapping witty banter with the same calm they swap gunshots in an old-fashioned duel. Have adultery and jealousy ever been so civilised? Stanley Donen never shakes this very British drawing-room comedy of manners free of its talky, stagebound source or its deliberate snail's pace, but he does manages to bring a lightness that softens the wit with an American lilt. Ultimately, though, it's all about a crack cast in fine form: Mitchum's sleepy-eyed insolence, Kerr's easy elegance, Jean Simmons's flighty outrageousness, and especially the charm and measured grace that is Cary Grant. --Sean Axmaker

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3.6 out of 5 stars

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Mad about Movies on 2 Nov 2007
Format: DVD
I adore the cast of this film, all of them genuinely seemed to be enjoying themselves during the filming of it. Jean Simmons in particular was a delight, playing a London based society girl. Her character brings out the best in her, as a comedienne, and it's a wonderfully amusing and effervescent performance.

The DVD though is a disappointment. It's presented in it's correct aspect ratio, but is not 16.9 enhanced, which therefore doesn't bring out the best quality ... in short, the transfer is awfully soft, especially in the long shots. Universal have proved before that they can do better than this, so I hope we see a better DVD print of this film, someday.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Cary Grant Fan on 24 Jun 2007
Format: DVD
After watching the film on TV and owning the video, I was disappointed at the sound quality of this DVD. Cary Grant simply does not sound like Cary Grant, but a very bad actor voice over. Being a great fan of Cary Grant I could not watch this movie more than 15 minutes because of the sound. Thankfully I have retained the VHS.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By nobumasa sato on 28 Nov 2010
Format: DVD
Though this movie doesn't seem to have good criticism by the critics, I love this. The reasons are as follows.
1. 5 main actors and actresses are wonderful and delightful to watch.
(4 stars and Morley Watson ----They are almost the only players in this movie.)
Especially, Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. According to several books, their
original casting was "Charls Delacro" and "Hattie Durant" which Robert Mitchum
and Jean Simmons played, and Lex Harrison and Kay Kendall were originally
intended for the leading roles, but the death of Kay Kendall had changed all.
I think the original casting might have been intresting too.
Cary Grant plays an English Lord husband who is trying to take his wife(Deborah
Kerr)back by an unusual way from an American oil-millionaire(Robert Mitchum) who
fell in love with her and stole her heart. In this uniqe role, Cary shows
maturity as well as his comedian talent, sophistication. Deborah kerr also shows
her comedienne talent. I truly appreciate her various performance ability.
I think her atractiveness is elegant sex appeal oozed out of graceful, proper
performance no matter what a role is.
In this movie, Cary and Deborah's long talk scene after a duel is very charming
and their chemistry is superb.

2.Full of witty daialogues and Stanley Donen's smart direction
I enjoyed the dialogues full of humor and wit which are associated with Oscar
Wilde,Noel Coward,and William Somerset Maugham.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER on 2 Feb 2011
Format: DVD
The Grass Is Greener is directed by Stanley Donen and stars Cary Grant, Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr & Jean Simmons. It's adapted by Hugh Williams & Margaret Vyner from the play of the same name which they had both written and found success with in London's West End. Music is by Noel Coward and Christopher Challis is the cinematographer.

Struggling financially, the Earl & Countess of Rhyall (Grant & Kerr) start giving tours around their stately mansion. Enter Charles Delacro (Mitchum) & Hattie Durant (Simmons), whose appearance at the mansion sets in motion the wheels of love, jealousy and machismo fuelled duelling.

Considered too talky on its release, The Grass Is Greener, it's fair to say, is more for those who are either into the star wattage on offer, or for those who are romantics at heart. Upon first viewing the film doesn't appear to have much in the way of comedy, in fact when Grant is either off screen or out of ear shot there's a hole as big as the implausibility factor in the plot. However, further viewings (well listenings really) reveal a sharper script than the one critics gave credit for back in the day. There's plenty of "nudge nudge" winkery going on, while the portrayals of the rich American & British characters (could they get any more polar opposite than Grant & Mitchum?) has a nice glint in the eye to them.

On the cast front, Grant is as smooth and classy as he always is, with his sometimes undervalued comedy timing here in full force. Kerr & Simmons look attractive, with the latter benefiting greatly from some outrageously punky Dior costumes. While Mitchum, tho no master of comedy, works his laconic low tone charm to great effect off of Grant's well spoken aristo verbality.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By swadham@lineone.net on 8 Oct 2001
Format: VHS Tape
Cool Cary (his Lordship)copes with dubious Deborah and her crush on an American interloper, Robert Mitchum. The unforgetable Richard Wattis plays a superb butler whilst Jean Simmons is the flighty, dressy accessory who is desperate for the attention of his Lordship. The plot takes a little bit of convincing at certain points but nevertheless this is Cary at his best with excellent script, wit and timing and first class support actors including Deborah Kerr who must be the finest English lady!. A most enjoyable film and light entertainment at its best. Who can perform that better than Cary Grant?
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