SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS

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SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS

Elia Kazan
USA, 1961
124min, OF

SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS

Elia Kazan
USA, 1961
, 124min, OF

Cast: 
Natalie Wood
Wilma Dean Loomis
Pat Hingle
Ace Stamper
Audrey Christie
Mrs. Loomis
Barbara Loden
Ginny Stamper
Zohra Lampert
Angelina
Warren Beatty
Bud Stamper
Fred Stewart
Del Loomis
Joanna Roos
Mrs. Stamper
Screenplay: 
William Inge
Sound: 
Edward J. Johnstone
Camera: 
Boris Kaufman
Editor: 
Gene Milford
Composer: 
David Amram
Decoration: 
Richard Sylbert
Costume: 
Anna Hill Johnstone

Production: 
Warner Bros. 4000 Warner Blvd. Burbank, CA 91522, USA T 818 954 6341 F 818 9546336
World Sales: 
Warner Bros.
Distribution in Austria: 
Warner Bros. Zieglergasse 10 1070 Wien T 1 523 86 26 F 1 523 86 26 31
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Sex and parental domineering again confound two romantic high-school youngsters in Elia Kazans and William Inges Splendor in the Grass. But where these conventional homely hazards to the tranquility and freedom of youth have been frequently calculated to an obsessive degree in previous films, they are put rather fairly in focus and dramatic rationality in this. They are made to appear congenital forces that misshape the lives of two nice kids, played with amazing definition by Warren Beatty and Natalie Wood. However, the authority and eloquence of the theme emerge in the honest, sensitive acting of Mr. Beatty and Miss Wood. The former, a surprising newcomer, shapes an amiable, decent, sturdy lad whose emotional exhaustion and defeat are the deep pathos in the film. Except that he talks like Marlon Brando and has some small mannerisms of James Dean, Mr Beatty is a striking individual. He can purge himself, if he will. (Bosley Crowther)