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Splendor in the Grass

Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty are young lovers ripped apart by the repressive small-town mentality of 1920's Kansas.
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  • ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.85:1
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 4 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: May 17, 2016
  • Originally Released: 1961
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 8,489
If Splendor in the Grass is the truth, simple or complex, about men and women, then I've been living in a fool's paradise for fifty-five years. Full Review
Esquire Magazine
Jul 30, 2019
Rating: B -- 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. Full Review
Entertainment Weekly
Jun 28, 2019
Rating: B- -- This romantic sudser is darker than those of its day, as it shockingly deals with matters Hollywood had previously kept under wraps. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Jun 19, 2010
There is something awkward about the picture's mechanical rhythm. There are missing links and blind alleys within the story. Full Review
Variety
Mar 26, 2009
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. Full Review
Time Out
Feb 9, 2006
Rating: 3/4 -- 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." Full Review
Slant Magazine
Mar 2, 2009
The authority and eloquence of the theme emerge in the honest, sensitive acting of Mr. Beatty and Miss Wood. Full Review
New York Times
May 20, 2003

Description by OLDIES.com:

Set in rural Kansas, Splendor in the Grass tells the tragically romantic tale of teenagers Deanie (Natalie Wood) and Bud (Warren Beatty) who repress their desires because of their families' disapproval. Coming from radically different backgrounds -- one wealthy, the other staunchly puritanical -- they allow class differences to prevent any possible union. Their passions exist purely in their hearts and minds, but the couple never physically or socially express this forbidden love. Later in life, Deanie is institutionalized following a breakdown, and she eventually returns home to resolve her feelings about Bud.

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Warner Archive Collection

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 28,047
  • UPC: 888574407520
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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