‘Splendor in the Grass’ opens in the U.S. 50 years ago tonight (1961)

Video: 'Splendor in the Grass' trailer

(Tuesday, October 10, 1961)Splendor in the Grass, a romantic drama film that tells a story of sexual repression, love, heartbreak, and manic-depression, which the character Deanie suffers from, opened today at the Victoria and the Trans-Lux Fifty-second Street theaters in New York.

Written by William Inge, the film stars Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty and was directed by Elia Kazan.

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