Count Your Blessings (1959 film)

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Count Your Blessings
Count Your Blessings film poster.jpeg
Original film poster
Directed by Jean Negulesco
Produced by Karl Tunberg
Written by Karl Tunberg
Based on The Blessing
by Nancy Mitford
Starring Deborah Kerr
Music by Franz Waxman
Cinematography George J. Folsey
Milton R. Krasner
Edited by Harold F. Kress
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
April 23, 1959 (US)
Running time
102 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $2,311,000[1]
Box office $1,710,000[1]

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.

The film stars Deborah Kerr, Rossano Brazzi and Maurice Chevalier with Martin Stephens, Ronald Squire, Patricia Medina and Mona Washbourne.

The film was shot in London and Paris.


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 for military duty.

He reportedly is shot and taken prisoner. Grace waits for his return while raising their young son, Sigi. Charles returns after nine 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 nine 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.

Box office

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.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.

External links

  • Count Your Blessings on IMDb
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