The Country Girl
The Country Girl (1954)

This adaptation of Clifford Odets' play stars Bing Crosby as Frank Elgin, a once-famous Broadway star who's hit the skids. Hotshot young director Bernie Dodd, a longtime admirer of Elgin, tries to get the old-timer back on his feet… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 15, 1954
DVD Release Date: August 31, 2004
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Andrea Beach
Common Sense Media

Great acting, heavy themes in Old Hollywood classic.

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Christopher Null

If you enjoy Crosby as a crooner instead of a showman, this is your movie.

Emanuel Levy

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.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

Two of Hollywood's greatest stars give what might be their best performances.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The backstage drama, when judged by today's standards, seems stagy, creaky and outdated.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Jennifer Xu
This is kind of a wannabe version of All About Eve, if you think about it.
Michael Gildea
A great dramatic turn for all the main stars. Even when trying to look plain, Grace Kelly looks beautiful.
Aj V
If you ever wanted to see Crosby in a dramatic role instead of a comedy, this is the movie to see. He gives a brilliant performance, as does the rest of the… More
Byron Brubaker
Based on Odets stage play, this film has two of my favorite actors in somewhat nontraditional roles, Bing Crosby and William Holden. I'm not as familiar… More
jay nixon
Okay film with good performances but Grace Kelly winning the Oscar for this performance against Judy Garland in A Star is Born shows the award up as the… More
John Ballantine
Love Grace Kelly and love the underrated Wililam Holden. Crosby I can do without but he does add to the film here without adding the syrup. A VERY good film.