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The Two Mrs. Grenvilles 

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Family image matters more than anything to the Grenvilles, even when the son is shot dead by his former chorus girl wife, whom his mother despises.
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Ann-Margret ...  Ann Arden Grenville 2 episodes, 1987
Claudette Colbert ...  Alice Grenville 2 episodes, 1987
Stephen Collins ...  Billy Grenville Jr. 2 episodes, 1987
John Rubinstein ...  Bratsie Bleeker 2 episodes, 1987
Elizabeth Ashley ...  Babette Van Degan 2 episodes, 1987
Penny Fuller ...  Cordelia Grenville Hardington 2 episodes, 1987
Kate Harper ...  Felicity Grenville 2 episodes, 1987
Jana Shelden Jana Shelden ...  Grace Grenville 2 episodes, 1987
Peter Eyre ...  Basil Plante 2 episodes, 1987
Alan Oppenheimer ...  Sam Rosenthal 2 episodes, 1987
Sam Wanamaker ...  District Attorney 2 episodes, 1987
Toria Fuller ...  Esme Bland 2 episodes, 1987
Robert Sherman Robert Sherman ...  Billy Bob Veblen 2 episodes, 1987
Siân Phillips ...  Duchess of Windsor 2 episodes, 1987
Michael Feinstein ...  Pianist 2 episodes, 1987
Manning Redwood ...  Detective Loomis 2 episodes, 1987
Margaret Courtenay ...  Mme. Sophia 2 episodes, 1987
Delena Kidd Delena Kidd ...  Tuchy Bainbridge 2 episodes, 1987
Genevieve Allenbury ...  Antonella 2 episodes, 1987
Rex Robbins Rex Robbins ...  Cab Driver #1 2 episodes, 1987
Joseph Leon Joseph Leon ...  Cab Driver #2 2 episodes, 1987
Bruce Boa ...  Hunnicutt 2 episodes, 1987
Ellis Dale Ellis Dale ...  Cahill 2 episodes, 1987
Shane Rimmer ...  Doorman 2 episodes, 1987
Alexander Davion ...  Arturo 2 episodes, 1987
Lewis Fiander ...  Lord Kingswood 2 episodes, 1987
Chuck Julian Chuck Julian ...  Bartender at El Marocco 2 episodes, 1987
Louisa Flaningam Louisa Flaningam ...  Chorus Girl #1 2 episodes, 1987
Pamela Sousa Pamela Sousa ...  Chorus Girl #2 2 episodes, 1987
Michael Shannon ...  Jack Fisher 2 episodes, 1987
Faith Brook ...  Edith Brompton 2 episodes, 1987
Christopher Fairbank ...  Horst Berger 2 episodes, 1987
Ed Bishop ...  Strasser 2 episodes, 1987
Donald Pickering ...  Lord Frankham 2 episodes, 1987
Don Fellows ...  Ralph Wiggins 2 episodes, 1987
Charlotte Mitchell Charlotte Mitchell ...  Emma Adams 2 episodes, 1987
Arthur Whitelaw Arthur Whitelaw ...  Pianist 2 episodes, 1987
Nancy Nevinson ...  Molly 2 episodes, 1987
Jonathan Haley Jonathan Haley ...  Christopher 2 episodes, 1987
Blain Fairman Blain Fairman ...  Dr. Sidney Skinner 2 episodes, 1987
Helen Horton ...  Nurse at Playhouse 2 episodes, 1987
Benjamin Feitelson ...  Paolo 2 episodes, 1987
Christopher Muncke ...  Chauffeur 2 episodes, 1987
John Carlin John Carlin ...  Forbes 2 episodes, 1987
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Storyline

Ann, a former chorus girl marries above herself into a rich society family, but her mother-in-law regards her with great suspicion from the start. When Ann shoots her husband dead, claiming she thought he was a prowler, the older Mrs. Grenville decides to back the woman she despises, to protect the family image. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1987 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Lorimar Telepictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Claudette Colbert's last film. See more »

Goofs

While opening scenes of movie are set prior to end of WWII (1945), stock footage features a sign for Broadway production of A Streetcar Named Desire which didn't open until 1947. See more »

Quotes

Cordelia Grenville Hardington: Mother, please stay for more than a just a few minutes. Ann did make a point of inviting you.
Alice Grenville: That's because she's learning social camoflage. If nothing else.
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Connections

Referenced in Dallas: The Two Mrs. Ewings (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Speak Low
Music by Kurt Weill
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Two Great Stars: Claudette Colbert and Ann Margret
13 August 2011 | by williwawSee all my reviews

Ann Margret to me is the most under appreciated actress of our times. A brilliant actress in Drama, Comedy and Music. I can go on for paragraphs but to sum it up Ann Margret is the bestest of the best.This film also gave us the opportunity to see a real Star at work, Claudette Colbert who return to film work after a 25 year absence (Parrish, 1961, a great WB film). Ms Colbert dominates her scenes and won a Golden Globe for her fine work.

This film is based on a true murder mystery the Ann Woodward case that was the basis of the Dominick Dunne novel. A fine film ably directed but the real reason to see it is to witness the work of two great actresses Ann Margret and the one and only Claudette Colbert who won a Golden Globe for her brilliant performance. Dominick Dunne in his book The Way We Lived Then said that Bette Davis, Jane Wyman, Ginger Rogers, Loretta Young, Olivia De Havilland, Joan Fontaine all coveted the role that Claudette Colbert got, and good Colbert did! Colbert was a member of New York Cafe Society and for that reason may have had a better insight into her role than her peers.

This is a fine film and catch it for the performances of two very fine actresses Claudette Colbert and the remarkable Ann Margret


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