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Splendor in the Grass (1961)

124 min - Drama, Romance - 10 October 1961
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Bud (Warren Beatty) and his high school sweetheart, Deanie (Natalie Wood), are weighed down by their parents' oppressive expectations, which threaten the future of their relationship. Deanie's mother (Audrey Christie) and Bud's father (Pat Hingle) caution their children against engaging in a sexual relationship, but for opposing reasons: Deanie's mother thinks Bud won't marry a girl with loose morals, while Bud's father is afraid of marriage and pregnancy that would ruin Bud's future at Yale.

Director:  Elia Kazan
Writers:  William Inge
Stars:  Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle, Audrey Christie, Barbara Loden, Zohra Lampert, Fred Stewart, Gary Lockwood, Sandy Dennis, Joanna Roos, John McGovern, Jan Norris, Martine Bartlett, Crystal Field, Marla Adams, Lynn Loring, Phyllis Diller, Sean Garrison, Charles Robinson, William Inge

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Bud (Warren Beatty) and his high school sweetheart, Deanie (Natalie Wood), are weighed down by their parents' oppressive expectations, which threaten the future of their relationship. Deanie's mother (Audrey Christie) and Bud's father (Pat Hingle) caution their children against engaging in a sexual relationship, but for opposing reasons: Deanie's mother thinks Bud won't marry a girl with loose morals, while Bud's father is afraid of marriage and pregnancy that would ruin Bud's future at Yale.



Tagline: There is a miracle in being young...and a fear.

Genres: Drama, Romance

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  10 October 1961

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Warner Bros., Newton Productions, NBI Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 04 min

Academy Award Nominations

ACTRESS — Natalie Wood {“Wilma Dean Loomis”}
WRITING (Story and Screenplay–written directly for the screen) — William Inge


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