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The Grass Is Greener
Directed by Stanley Donen • 1960 • United Kingdom
Starring Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum
Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, and Jean Simmons: all the stars aligned for this sparkling drawing-room farce adapted by Stanley Donen from the West End stage hit of the same name. Facing financial ruin, Victor (Grant) and Hilary (Kerr), an impoverished British Earl and Countess, resort to opening their home for guided tours. When one of their visitors, a boorish American oil tycoon (Mitchum), strikes up an affair with Hilary, the jealous Victor enlists the help of a vixenish old flame (Simmons) in order to win back his wife.