The Country Girl

 (347)7.31 h 44 min1955ALL
Grace Kelly received an Oscar for her brilliant portrayal of the wife, and Bing Crosby gave one of the most outstanding performances of his varied career as an alcoholic, guilt-ridden and has-been actor.
Directors
George Seaton
Starring
Bing CrosbyGrace KellyWilliam Holden
Genres
DramaMusic Videos and Concerts
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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347 global ratings

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Gregory L. DauriaReviewed in the United States on January 1, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
Strong Performances by Grace Kellly, Bing Crosby and William Holden
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Nominated for seven Academy Awards with two wins, Grace Kelly for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and George Seaton for Best Writing Screenplay, Country Girl is a tour de force of cinematography. While not winning, it was also nominated for: Best Actor, Best Director, Best Picture, Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction. Kelly and Crosby turn in exceptional performances as exemplified by Kelly's win and Crosby's nomination. While shot in 1954 the film has a very contemporary feel, much more than say Casablanca, which was shot more than a decade earlier. I strongly recommend that you consider watching this film, both Kelly and Crosby are well out of their customary roles and William Holden turns in a solid performance. If I have one criticism of the film, it is that the Title does not seem to really fit the story line; I have pondered esoteric meanings but I still fail to make a connection. Nevertheless, this movie is definitely a good watch; I whole heartedly recommend it.
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Gern BlanstonReviewed in the United States on December 17, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Loved this movie
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Loved this movie. I was surprised at how real it felt. It was a great story about love, devotion, alcoholism, and depression. I see why "On The Waterfront" won the Academy Award that year, but also know that this movie was a serious contender for that honor. Grace Kelly was wonderful and Bing Crosby is a heck of an actor. It was nice to see them both in dramatic, unglamorous roles.
It was also funny to see how much stuff the actors just dropped or outright threw onto the ground. Different times...
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Carol J. Rollins KloetzlyReviewed in the United States on May 15, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Grace Kelly’s is beautiful. She can’t act well.
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This is a strange movie. I can’t believe Bing Crosby garnered an Oscar for it. The acting is mediocre at best and when their young son dies, it’s brushed over like he was simply disposable.
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allisonReviewed in the United States on August 19, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good Value
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Great movie and product for price. Description of product was accurate and exactly as advertised. Arrived on time and in-tact (no damage). Would buy again from this seller.
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John BoyReviewed in the United States on March 26, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie
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Excellent movie, involving plot, fine performances by Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby. This is not the usual glamorous role that Grace Kelly played in her movies, but I think this was her acting at its best. She received the Best Actress Oscar for her performance. Highly recommended!
ErushkaReviewed in the United States on June 9, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
A Country Girl and her Drunken Boy
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This entertaining black and white musical drama stars Bing Crosby as a weak willed alcoholic actor who refuses to accept responsibility. Grace Kelly is his intellectual but enabling wife, and William Holden is the producer who believes in Bing's abilities despite his glaring defects of character. Bing sings (naturally) a few Ira Gershwin/Harold Arlen songs, but the drama arising when Bing accepts a starring role in a musical is the main thing. The ending is predictable given the morality of the times, but it's a pleasure to see these three fine actors a work in a show about a show. Grace Kelly won an Oscar for her performance.
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PattyReviewed in the United States on October 17, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great story! Highly recommend!
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I really love this movie! What a great cast! Grace Kelly,(who won an Oscar for her performance), William Holden, and Bing Crosby who sang beautifully. When watching this movie, don't take anything at face value. This is a story which has a lot going on! I would recommend this film to anybody! Great story!
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moicocoReviewed in the United States on March 18, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie classic!
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Great movie classic of Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly with William Holden. Not the typical movie for Bing Crosby but great acting and Grace Kelly too. Loved it!
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