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Splendor in the Grass


Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle, Audrey Christie View All


Elia Kazan (Director), William Inge (Writer) View All

Release: Oct. 10th, 1961
Runtime: 2 hours, 4 minutes
A fragile Kansas girl's unrequited and forbidden love for a handsome young man from the town's most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness.
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Sure, I did note with some amusement how the film is set in 1928 and the characters go on about how the stock market is at an all-time high, but the central plot...even understanding how the social mores of the time were damaging the lead characters' relationship and were subtly oppressing various characters, it still didn't make for especially engaging drama.