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The Country Girl

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This article is about two films. For the 18th-century play by David Garrick, see The Country Wife.

The Country Girl is

  1. a 1915 silent film, starring Florence La Badie
  2. a 1954 film, which tells the story of a has-been singer/actor who is given one last chance to star in a musical, only to have his alcoholism hinder his chances. It stars Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and William Holden.

The 1954 movie was adapted by George Seaton from the play by Clifford Odets. It was directed by Seaton. It won Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Grace Kelly) and Best Writing, Screenplay. It was also nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Bing Crosby), Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White, Best Cinematography, Black-and-White, Best Director and Best Picture.

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