Monday, August 15, 2005

The Country Girl

I love being pleasantly surprised by a movie- sure it had mentioned the 7 Oscar noms and the win on the box- but that does not always insure quality.Bing Crosby is a former star given one last chance to be a star- Grace Kelly is his wife and William Holden is the director who feels that Crosby is the right guy for the role.This Clifford Odets play crackles with razor sharp dialogue from the first scene til the end.Grace Kelly won an Oscar for her portrayal of the loyal and protective wife of Crosby, the real star of the flick is Crosby- a mixture of charm talent and sadness- I am glad the library still has older films to check out. A

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