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Grace Kelly (1983)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | TV Movie 21 February 1983
The fairy tale story of the actress who became a princess is told in this biography that traces her rise from Philadelphia socialite to Hollywood movie star.

Director:

Anthony Page

Writer:

Cynthia Whitcomb (as Cynthia Mandelberg)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cheryl Ladd ... Grace Kelly
Lloyd Bridges ... Jack Kelly
Diane Ladd ... Margaret Kelly
Alejandro Rey ... Oleg Cassini
Ian McShane ... Prince Rainier of Monaco
William Schallert ... Father Tucker
Marta DuBois ... Rita Gam
Salome Jens ... Mady Christians
Brian Patrick Clarke ... John 'Kell' Kelly, Jr.
Heidi Bohay Heidi Bohay ... Elizabeth 'Lizanne' Kelly
Kaaren Lee
Ben Piazza
Ryan MacDonald Ryan MacDonald ... Mr. Austin
Donna Martell ... Mrs. Austin
David Paymer ... Jay Kanter
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The fairy tale story of the actress who became a princess is told in this biography that traces her rise from Philadelphia socialite to Hollywood movie star.

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Grace Kelly Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Final screen appearance of Donna Martell. See more »

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The Kelly home is supposed to be in Philadelphia, and yet there are palm trees in the back yard. See more »

Connections

References To Catch a Thief (1955) See more »

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Safe, sugarcoated biopic: Medocrity the nth degree
3 June 2007 | by greensweaterSee all my reviews

Grace Kelly has always been one of my favorite movie stars, but this biopic did her no justice. There was no real conflict or drama, just the basic thumbnail sketch of her life up to her Monaco marriage. It's a lot like something you would find in an encyclopedia entry on Grace Kelly, but just acted out. You're much better off reading one of the various biographies out on the market if one really wants more detail of the late princess's life.

Cheryl Ladd didn't help matters, she does her best Grace Kelly impersonation, but it just doesn't add up. Of course, I'm one of those people that find it distracting when an actor is playing a famous or historical person, but doesn't look a thing like the famous person he/she is playing. Cheryl Ladd just reminds me of Tippi Hedren a lot (which is perverse, when you remember that Hedren was the actress that Hitchcock replaced Kelly with). Ladd plays her as a happy-go-lucky gal that is always at the right place at the right time (ensuring her acting career, princess-hood etc.), all with a trademark affected upper class accent. The script doesn't allow for much else really. But at least it's maybe a notch less annoying than Jennifer Love Hewitt's "The Audrey Hepburn Story". Maybe.


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