Splendor in the Grass1961
Splendor in the Grass (1961)
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as Wilma Dean Loomis
as Bud Stamper
as Ace Stamper
as Mrs. Loomis
as Ginny Stamper
as Del Loomis
as Mrs. Stamper
as Juanita Howard
as Doc Smiley
as Miss Metcalf
as Johnny Masterson
as Johnny Masterson
as Texas Guinan
Critic Reviews for Splendor in the Grass
With his ripe lips, flirty eyes, and pre-Calvin Klein-era androgynous appeal, the 24-year-old Warren is utterly believable as a boy who drives Natalie Wood plumb insane with sexual frustration in William Inge's overheated melodrama.
There is something awkward about the picture's mechanical rhythm. There are missing links and blind alleys within the story.
Splendor in the Grass is a prestigious, top-of-the-line, sensitively-handled melodramatic literalization of the axiom "If you touch yourself too much, you'll go crazy."
A complicated film that never really successfully yokes together the themes of money-making and sexuality, it reveals both Kazan's operatic sensibility and his inability to follow an argument rigorously through.
Audience Reviews for Splendor in the Grass
A "big" Hollywood movie in its day, represented by dint of extravagant color, large, swelling musical scores, and turgid acting about an "important" issue of the day, in this case: young lust. This can't turn out well and it doesn't (Hollywood was doing all it could to defeat television in those days), but along the way we get Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty in their youthful heyday, a decent script by William Inge, and fine character work by the supporting cast.
The definitive bucket of cold water movie about the hormones that swept America. Warren Beatty finds his Stanley Kowalski and Natalie Wood gives one of the essential female performances in American film.
A very well acted film that just ins't my cup of tea.
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