“The Country Girl” is a drama adapted and directed by George Seaton in 1954, based on a successful play under the same title written by Clifford Odet. In main roles Seaton casted Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and William Holden. The movie is black and white, focusing the attention on the plot and characters rather than on glamorous costumes or scenography, staying true to its stage origins.
Contrary to her typical movie roles, when Grace’s beauty and natural charm was used as her main assets, the role from “The Country Girl” movie drama is neither glamorous nor careless. In the movie Grace Kelly was casted as Georgie Elgin, bitter and disillusioned wife, who is tied to an alcoholic husband Frank, suffering through his periods of depression and break downs. Beaten by tragedies, once happy and optimistic, she became prematurely aged, cold and harsh.
In this movie Grace Kelly proved that she is more than just a pretty face, but in fact a gifted dramatic actor. For the creation she was recognized by the Academy and awarded as Best Actress.