Originally a stage play in London, where it was a moderate hit, THE GRASS IS GREENER is an overly talky, often stultifyingly film. The long-winded story concerns a British earl, Grant, and his wife, Kerr, who have opened their palatial estage to the public (cringe) in order to meet the
costs of its upkeep and maintain their luxurious style of living. Mitchum, a stereotypical Texas oilman and ugly American, enters the house and, showing no couth whatsoever, walks into Kerr's boudoir without being announced or invited. It's lust at first sight, of course, and the remainder of the
movie concerns Grant's attempts to win back Kerr's heart. His campaign involves a series...