Splendor in the Grass Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline

Splendor in the Grass

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.

Release date: Oct 10, 1961
Production Company: Warner Home Video
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Genre: Classics,Drama,Romance

Splendor in the Grass Caste and Crew
Director: Elia Kazan
writer: William Inge
Natalie Wood,Warren Beatty,Pat Hingle,Audrey Christie,Barbara Loden,Zohra Lampert,Fred Stewart,Joanna Roos,Jan Norris,Gary Lockwood,Sandy Dennis,Crystal Field,Marla Adams,Lynn Loring,John McGovern,Martine Bartlett,Sean Garrison,Jake LaMotta,William Inge,Charles Robinson,Charles Knox Robinson III,Phyllis Diller,Phoebe Mackay