Splendor in the Grass

Splendor in the Grass

Director: Elia Kazan Cast: Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle


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1961's premiere "date" movie represented the screen debut of Warren Beatty. Set in the 1920s, William Inge's screenplay concerns the superheated romance between working-class high schooler Natalie Wood and rich kid Beatty. Trying their best to keep their relationship from going "all the way," Beatty and Wood go through a series of unsatisfying interim romances. The troubled Wood attempts suicide and is sent to a mental institution, while Beatty impregnates freewheeling waitress Zohra Lampert. Wood and Beatty still carry a torch for one another, but circumstances preclude their getting together -- and besides, Wood suddenly realizes that she's outgrown the still-floundering Beatty. Scriptwriter William Inge shows up as a minister in Splendor in the Grass, while comedienne Phyllis Diller does a cameo as famed nightclub entertainer Texas Guinan; also, keep an eye out for Sandy Dennis, making her first movie appearance.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/17/2016
UPC: 0888574407520
Original Release: 1961
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 2:04:00
Sales rank: 9,813

Special Features

Oscar Nominated Cartoon Beep Prepared; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Natalie Wood Wilma Dean Loomis
Warren Beatty Bud Stamper
Pat Hingle Ace Stamper
Audrey Christie Mrs. Loomis
Barbara Loden Ginny Stamper
Zohra Lampert Angelina
Fred Stewart Del Loomis
Joanna Roos Mrs. Stamper
Jan Norris Juanita Howard
Gary Lockwood Toots
Sandy Dennis Kay
Crystal Field Hazel
Marla Adams June
Lynn Loring Carolyn
John McGovern Doc Smiley
Martine Bartlett Miss Metcalf
Sean Garrison Glenn
Jake LaMotta Waiter
Phoebe Mackay Maid
Charles Knox Robinson Johnny Masterson
Phyllis Diller Texas Guinan
William Inge Minister

Technical Credits
Elia Kazan Director,Producer
David Amram Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Gene Callahan Set Decoration/Design
William Inge Screenwriter
Robert Jiras Makeup
Anna Hill Johnstone Costumes/Costume Designer
Boris Kaufman Cinematographer
Gene Milford Editor
Richard Sylbert Production Designer
George Tapps Choreography

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Splendor in the Grass
1. Credits [1:31]
2. Raging Falls and Passions [1:19]
3. What Nice Girls Should Feel [5:56]
4. Bud's Future [3:57]
5. No Real Nourishment [2:13]
6. On A Pedestal [4:51]
7. Girls Like Juanita [1:20]
8. Boy Crazy [6:27]
9. Bud's Choice [5:39]
10. Double Date [4:28]
11. You'll Find Out [3:23]
12. New Year's Eve [8:58]
13. Make Him Well [4:09]
14. Doc Smiley [3:03]
15. Wordsworth [5:14]
16. Toots' Chance [1:21]
17. Good Little Girl [4:44]
18. Graduation Dance [4:51]
19. No Longer Nice [3:48]
20. Despair At The Falls [3:16]
21. Somebody Was Here [3:36]
22. Yale; Angelina [3:43]
23. Family Visit [3:16]
24. Bad Wall Street News [4:15]
25. Not A Very Good Listener [1:41]
26. The Nightclub [2:46]
27. Anything You Want [1:36]
28. Stamper's Plunge [3:04]
29. Departure Day [2:08]
30. Home From The Hospital [2:31]
31. Mrs. Loomis' Last Grasp [3:26]
32. Bittersweet Reunion [2:43]
33. No Thought Of Happiness [4:41]
34. Wordsworth Redux [2:50]
35. Chapter 35 [:46]

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Splendor in the Grass 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
metfan More than 1 year ago
Love drives two high school sweethearts to madness and disaster in this classic coming-of-age drama.William Inge's powerful story is vividly brought to life by producer-director Elia Kazan and his brilliant crew. Paul Sylbert's beautiful sets, Anna Hill Johnstone's lovely period costumes,Boris Kaufman's gorgeous photography,and David Amram's terrific score are outstanding.But the movie's best asset is its marvelous performances.Natalie Wood gives what is by far her best performance,and Warren Beatty makes an astonishing debut.They are excellently backed by a strong supporting cast.One of the best films of the Sixties,and still one of the best of its kind!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first time I saw this movie I was probably 13 yrs. old. I have loved it ever sense. Every teenage girl should see this movie. It's a classic!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie is my favorite movie. I have to watch it over and over again cause its so great!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago