I have watched Mogambo, To catch a thief and Rear Window. I don't remember the first one but the other are two of my favourites films. To catch a thief is very funny and the wardrobe in Rear Window is to die for.
Probs the problem with the Grace is that she always had the same character and she seemed to play herself. Maybe if she had stayed in Hollywood she would have had diverse roles.
She was a good actress. Not a terrific one to win that undeserved oscar in 1956, but she was good. I wonder how many more movies she would have made if she didn't marry Rainier?
I don't know who she was up against that year, so I don't know if she was the "most" deserving, but I thought she put in a very strong performance. I hadn't seen "the Country Girll" because I think I had always misinterpreted what that film was about. I was really impressed with the story and her role and her acting, when I finally saw it. It wasn't really popular for an attractive 50's actress to play that kind of role then and I think she had to fight to get the studio to let her do it. Also I think that film is a lot more modern and accurate in story than any other role she played. It's a woman's story and she's a strong woman in it and from the film you can see how unpopular of an idea that was at the time. I think she really went beyond her image of a Hitchcock blond there and showed she had some acting chops. I think everyone should watch that film of hers if you haven't seen it, and even if Grace wasn't in it--it's a good story. I remember being able to get behind her character without the idea that it was Grace Kelly, so I think she did a very good job.
And although Grace is known for being a very nice person, I think you could see that she was probably a woman with some backbone--she was very smart in negotiating her film contract, and equally smart in finding a way out of it when she needed to. I think a lot of people want to just see Grace in a pretty dress in color with witty repartee and they kind of pass over this film, unfortunately.
i think Grace had a lot of relationships with her co-stars.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE watch " A country girl". she really, really showed her talents, not only was she dowdy, but she changed her voice and stature to become this sad, broken, used woman. the end breaks my heart, but stays true to the story. and what's not to love about william holden!
This is the label for the video. Grace Kelly, who won Best Actress for "The Country Girl" (1954), bade farewell to Hollywood at the 28th Academy Awards ceremony in 1956; she married Prince Rainier III of Monaco on April 18 the same year.
Green Fire is getting ready to start on TCM if anyone is interested in seeing or watching it. Starts at 3:00 TCM Channel. It was said that Grace really disliked her costar-Stewart Granger I think--she said he was the most arrogant man she had ever met or worked with.
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oh dear someone just can't help herself. It has to be a bitch to have given birth to 3 boys and one of them getting surgically altered to resemble first Grace and now her own mother. not that resembling Lynette would be to his advantage. Who wants to be an SA essex girl... I really wonder why the trashstocks so badly wanted their son to get married to Graces son, considering that they hate Grace and all her children so much. I guess they hate their 3rd son more and their greed for money is so much greater then their hate for Grace and her family. it is amazing what kind of people reveal themselves, when they are themselves totally void of talent, of any kind of intellect or beauty. Not mentioning manners and social skills. Too bad that no awards are granted for being the highest paid prostitute in the history of mankind and the most notorious sloths...trashy and the trashstocks would take them all in stride...and the one who enabled it to happen....ooops it was the so hated family of Grace. Without Grace the trahstocks would still be living under their rock in Benoni, with those mediocre paintings of Lynette hanging on the walls...