Green Mansions (MOD)

A tender tale of romantic adventure unfolds amid the primal splendor of Green Mansions, based on the novel by William Henry Hudson and filmed in part among the scenic forests, vales and waterways of Venezuela and Colombia.


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Genre:   Cult
Director:   Mel Ferrer
Writers:   Dorothy Kingsley
Cast:   Audrey Hepburn, Anthony Perkins, Lee J. Cobb, Sessue Hayakaw, Sessue Hayakawa, Henry Silva, Nehemiah Persoff, Michael Pate, Estelle Hemsley
Theatrical Release Date:   03/19/1959
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Green Mansions (MOD)
 
4.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Emotionally engaging (4)
  • Great cinematography (4)
  • Great story (4)
  • Engaging characters (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • At home (5)
  • Adult viewers (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (5)

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3.0

Emerald Forests.

By Nick at Nite

from San Mateo, CA

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Pros

    Cons

    • Dull In Places

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about Green Mansions (MOD):

    Based on a 1904 romance novel by William Henry Hudson, it's not too difficult to decipher the symbolism that affords the film its momentum. The character of Abel (Perkins) represents western/European civilization encroaching upon the unspoiled rain forest before slashing and burning said forest. Rima (Hepburn) is the living embodiment, the spirit, if you will, of that forest. Apart from some on-location scenes shot in authentic locales, the forest of the title is actually a near masterpiece of studio construction. Beyond that there's very little to recommend here as it's a very staid and uninspiring tale of jungle romance.

     
    4.0

    Hudson's famous romantic Amazon tale

    By Movie buff

    from Denver, Colorado

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    Pros

    • A Hard To Find Classic
    • Emotionally Engaging
    • Great Cinematography
    • Great Story
    • Not Previously Available
    • Rare Audrey Hepburn Film

    Cons

    • Limited Appeal
    • Not Completely Restored

    Best Uses

    • Adult Viewers
    • Anthony Perkins Fans
    • At Home
    • Audrey Hepburn Fans
    • Golden Age Of Studios
    • Literature On Film
    • Perfect Gift

    Comments about Green Mansions (MOD):

    Green Mansions will appeal to both classic film buffs and literature
    enthusiasts. Those from the generation of Audrey Hepburn or Anthony Perkins will be attracted to this title through the stronger attraction of nostalgia. It's a good example of the translation of a literary classic into the popular film medium. The main audience for this title will be older adult viewers interested in classic studio era cinema with a romantic story line and characterizations that takes its time to develop.

     
    4.0

    Good movie

    By Al

    from Honolulu, HI

    About Me Avid Moviegoer

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    Pros

    • Broad Appeal
    • Emotionally Engaging
    • Engaging Characters
    • Great Cinematography
    • Great Story

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Viewers
      • At Home

      Comments about Green Mansions (MOD):

      Good Movie

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      A.Hepburn... and the magic is back

      By J.Gabin

      from Pasadena, CA

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      Pros

      • Emotionally Engaging
      • Engaging Characters
      • Epic Cast
      • Great Story

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Viewers
        • At Home
        • Perfect Gift
        • Younger Viewers

        Comments about Green Mansions (MOD):

        In this WB Archive program some M.G.M Print are Superb:"the Swan","Party Girl","the Man with a cloak".
        Once again "Green Mansions" print (a M.G.M presentation) is beautiful.This is another competent DVD transfer. Detail is excellent, clarity pleasing and contrast handled with quite good precision. The color-scheme is also very convincing - blues, greens, grays, blacks and whites look rich.The audio track is clear,and clean. WB Archive has done well without any restoration!
        If you love "A.Hepburn", "Cinemascope",and "colorful story"! this DVD is for your eyes!
        HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Audrey is magical on the big widescreen!

        By Crazy About the Classic Movies

        from Hickory North Carolina

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        Pros

        • Broad Appeal
        • Emotionally Engaging
        • Engaging Characters
        • Epic Cast
        • Great Cinematography
        • Great Story

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Viewers
          • At Home
          • Younger Viewers

          Comments about Green Mansions (MOD):

          I've always read that this movie bombed at the boxoffice in 1959, but I just cannot figure how that could have happened. It has EVERYTHING!! Our beloved Audrey Hepburn IS the bird girl Rima, never more vulnerable or enchanting...NO OTHER actress could have played it so well. She has instant, palpable chemistry with Anthony Perkins...the amazon tribesmen are very authentic, Henry Silva giving a virtuosic performance as the tribal chief's hate-ridden son. Warner Archive, as always, delivers the goods in a gorgeous widescreen technicolor print. (when the movie was released in the 1980's on VHS,it was pan and scan, so WA's widescreen release is a revelation, finally allowing us to see every inch of the spectacular cinemascope)...the film's beautiful musical score is the icing on the cake...so if the film was too far ahead of its time in 1959, that does not matter now!! No Audrey fan can be without it...
          THANKS, again, to the wonderful Warner Archive.

          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Jungle camp in CinemaScope!

          By The Vid

          from Colorado Springs

          About Me Movie Buff

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          Pros

          • Entertaining
          • Great Cinematography
          • High Production Value
          • Original

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • At Home

            Comments about Green Mansions (MOD):

            Mel Ferrer directs Audrey Hepburn (his wife at the time) in her most unusual role: Rima the bird girl from Wm. Henry Hudson's famous, Amazon jungle romance novel. There's sumptuous scope scenery from location units in Venezuela, Colombia and British Guiana - worth the price of admission on it's own. It's one big exotic set piece for a misfit casting call of camp proportions; still, it's a captivating adventure by any standard. The score by Bronislau Kaper is a highlight, and the film is presented with it's original stereophonic soundtrack. Tony Perkins sings the title song, for what that's worth. A unique MGM production no matter how you judge it, and this WB Archive presentation does it digital justice with a fine print!

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