Count Your Blessings (film)
|Count Your Blessings|
|Directed by||Jean Negulesco|
|Produced by||Karl Tunberg|
|Written by||Karl Tunberg|
|Based on||The Blessing
by Nancy Mitford
|Music by||Franz Waxman|
|Cinematography||George J. Folsey
Milton R. Krasner
|Edited by||Harold F. Kress|
|April 23, 1959 (US)|
Count Your Blessings is a 1959 drama film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was directed by Jean Negulesco, written and produced by Karl Tunberg, based on the 1951 novel The Blessing by Nancy Mitford. The music score was by Franz Waxman and the cinematography by George J. Folsey and Milton R. Krasner. The costume design was by Helen Rose.
While visiting Grace Allingham in wartime London at the behest of Hugh Palgrave, his friend, Charles is charmed by her and abruptly proposes marriage. They marry, but during the honeymoon Charles reports back to military duty.
He reportedly is shot and taken prisoner. Grace waits for his return while raising their young son, Sigi. Charles returns after eight years, but over time, Grace comes to learn that during his long absence he has been seeing other women. She turns for comfort to her old love, Hugh.
A divorce seems imminent while 8-year-old Sigi is torn between the two parents and their very different ways of life. Because of their commitment to him, Grace and Charles ultimately reconcile.
According to MGM records the film earned $810,000 in the US and Canada and $900,000 elsewhere resulting in a loss of $1,688,000.
- The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
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