Natalie Wood in ‘Splendor in the Grass’

Natalie Wood (right) leans on Warren Beatty on the DVD cover for their 1961 film Splendor in the Grass. The film, set in the late 1920s, is about two nice young teenagers whose desire to be together is thwarted by their uptight families. This being a movie from the 1960s, naturally everything ends badly, with their true love destroyed, people dead and broke, and everyone feeling depressed and trapped in dreary lives. That's entertainment! The odd title comes from a poem by William Wordsworth: "Nothing can bring back the hour / Of splendor in the grass."

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