SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS (1961) C widescreen 124m dir: Elia Kazan
w/Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty (debut), Pat Hingle, Audrey Christie, Barbara Loden, Zohra Lampert, Fred Stewart, Joanna Roos, Jan Norris, Gary Lockwood, Sandy Dennis, Phyllis Diller
Wood and Beatty co-star as two young people making the painful and beautiful discovery of love in a small Kansas town prior to the Great Depression of the 1930s. Their sensitive performances make this film a must for drama fans. Kazan's direction makes the most of this "Freudian melodrama of repressed sexuality and its consequences" (The Movie Guide).
William Inge won an Oscar for Best Original Story and Screenplay, while Wood was nominated for Best Actress.