The Country Girl
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The Country Girl
Bing Crosby does the Academy Award-bid bit in the atypical role of a self-pitying alcoholic, but it was his co-star, a deglamorized Grace Kelly, who won the Oscar for her performance in The Country Girl. This adaptation of Clifford Odets' play stars Crosby as Frank Elgin, a once-famous Broadway star who's hit the skids. Hotshot young director Bernie Dodd (William Holden), a longtime admirer of Elgin, tries to get the old-timer back on his feet with a starring role in a new play. But Dodd must contend with Elgin's hard, suspicious wife Georgie, who seemingly runs roughshod over her… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Based on Odets' play, Seaton's version is an odd, overrated melodrama about co-dependency in alcoholic marriages, with decent turns by Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly as the central couple."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Two of Hollywood's greatest stars give what might be their best performances."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"The backstage drama, when judged by today's standards, seems stagy, creaky and outdated."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"If you enjoy Crosby as a crooner instead of a showman, this is your movie."
‑ Christopher Null,
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