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The Two Mrs. Grenvilles 

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Family image matters more than anything to the Grenvilles, even when the son is shot dead by his former chorus girl wife, whom his mother despises.
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Ann-Margret ...  Ann Arden Grenville 2 episodes, 1987
Claudette Colbert ...  Alice Grenville 2 episodes, 1987
Stephen Collins ...  Billy Grenville Jr. 2 episodes, 1987
John Rubinstein ...  Bratsie Bleeker 2 episodes, 1987
Elizabeth Ashley ...  Babette Van Degan 2 episodes, 1987
Penny Fuller ...  Cordelia Grenville Hardington 2 episodes, 1987
Kate Harper ...  Felicity Grenville 2 episodes, 1987
Jana Shelden Jana Shelden ...  Grace Grenville 2 episodes, 1987
Peter Eyre ...  Basil Plante 2 episodes, 1987
Alan Oppenheimer ...  Sam Rosenthal 2 episodes, 1987
Sam Wanamaker ...  District Attorney 2 episodes, 1987
Toria Fuller ...  Esme Bland 2 episodes, 1987
Robert Sherman Robert Sherman ...  Billy Bob Veblen 2 episodes, 1987
Siân Phillips ...  Duchess of Windsor 2 episodes, 1987
Michael Feinstein ...  Pianist 2 episodes, 1987
Manning Redwood ...  Detective Loomis 2 episodes, 1987
Margaret Courtenay ...  Mme. Sophia 2 episodes, 1987
Delena Kidd Delena Kidd ...  Tuchy Bainbridge 2 episodes, 1987
Genevieve Allenbury ...  Antonella 2 episodes, 1987
Rex Robbins Rex Robbins ...  Cab Driver #1 2 episodes, 1987
Joseph Leon Joseph Leon ...  Cab Driver #2 2 episodes, 1987
Bruce Boa ...  Hunnicutt 2 episodes, 1987
Ellis Dale Ellis Dale ...  Cahill 2 episodes, 1987
Shane Rimmer ...  Doorman 2 episodes, 1987
Alexander Davion ...  Arturo 2 episodes, 1987
Lewis Fiander ...  Lord Kingswood 2 episodes, 1987
Chuck Julian Chuck Julian ...  Bartender at El Marocco 2 episodes, 1987
Louisa Flaningam Louisa Flaningam ...  Chorus Girl #1 2 episodes, 1987
Pamela Sousa Pamela Sousa ...  Chorus Girl #2 2 episodes, 1987
Michael Shannon ...  Jack Fisher 2 episodes, 1987
Faith Brook ...  Edith Brompton 2 episodes, 1987
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Storyline

Ann, a former chorus girl marries above herself into a rich society family, but her mother-in-law regards her with great suspicion from the start. When Ann shoots her husband dead, claiming she thought he was a prowler, the older Mrs. Grenville decides to back the woman she despises, to protect the family image. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Two Mrs. Grenvilles See more »

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Production Co:

Lorimar Telepictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Claudette Colbert's last film. See more »

Goofs

It's supposed to be 1944, but the first exterior view of the Astor Hotel shows two adjacent film theatres, the Astor and the Capitol, playing We Were Strangers and Scene of the Crime, both of which premiered in New York City in July 1949. A few minutes later, another view shows the Astor playing Melody Time, and the Criterion across the street playing Easter Parade, both of which premiered in June 1948. See more »

Quotes

Ann Arden Grenville: Why do they call you Bratsie?
Bratsie Bleeker: Because I'm a spoiled brat, why else? Why are you called Ann?
Ann Arden Grenville: I wasn't. Well, I guess I better tell you, I was born Ursula Mertens. and it didn't fit on the billboard, and my agent changed it. You know, I'll bet it didn't matter to you what you were called.
Bratsie Bleeker: Still doesn't.
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Referenced in Frasier: The Two Mrs. Cranes (1996) See more »

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Speak Low
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Colbert... far and away... the BEST
4 December 2006 | by jpierrardSee all my reviews

Claudette Colbert is far and away one of the BEST actresses that ever appeared on screen, small or big. She did drama and comedy with equal incredible talent. Her roles in wartime were some of her best... "Since You Went Away", "So Proudly We Hail", just to name two. Her Oscar winner, "It Happened One Night", while a very good performance in a good movie, is not her best. She should have gotten more Oscars. Her turn in "The Egg and I" is hilarious, and yet, totally believable. I miss going to the movies because there aren't performers like Claudette Colbert. There is only one in this day and age that even approaches the talent of Claudette Colbert and that is Sally Field. Consider the similarities!


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