The Grass Harp


1h 47m 1995

Brief Synopsis

Based on the novel by Truman Capote, the story is set in the 1940s in a small southern town. After his mother dies, Collin Fenwick, comes to live with his father's maiden cousins, Verena and Dolly Talbo. Verena is a rigid and proper businesswoman who owns half the stores in their small town. Collin

Film Details

Also Known As
Grass Harp
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Drama
Period
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE RELEASING/FINE LINE/FINE LINE FEATURES
Location
Wetumpka, Alabama, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Synopsis

Based on the novel by Truman Capote, the story is set in the 1940s in a small southern town. After his mother dies, Collin Fenwick, comes to live with his father's maiden cousins, Verena and Dolly Talbo. Verena is a rigid and proper businesswoman who owns half the stores in their small town. Collin prefers the company of Verena's sister Dolly, who has a delicate and romantic soul. Catherine, is the Talbos' outspoken housemaid and Dolly's closest friend. Judge Charlie Cool, who discovers, when he meets Dolly Talbo, that his heart, once dry as an empty husk at the the twilight of his life, can again be filled with love. When Dolly, Collin and Catherine leave the Talbo home for a tree house to escape Verena and to dream and talk, they set in motion a chain of comic events that will change their world and the lives of several townspeople.

Crew

John Alonzo

Director Of Photography

Bonnie Bartlett

Song Performer

Count Basie

Song

Catherine Battistone

Other

Robert Bergen

Other

Joe Bishop

Song

Martin Blasick

Song

Martin Blasick

Music Producer

John Blosdale

Associate Producer

Red Bone

Music

Steven Brooksbank

Casting

Truman Capote

Source Material (From Novel)

Craig S Clark

Adr Supervisor

Craig S Clark

Sound Supervisor

Richard Connor

Associate Producer

Gary Coppola

Foley

Tim Crone

Animal Wrangler

Jimmy Dale

Song

Alex Daniels

Other

James J Davis

Unit Production Manager

James J Davis

Producer

John Davis

Producer

Tommy Dorsey

Music

Charles Durning

Song Performer

Martha Elcan

Assistant Director

Martha Elcan

Associate Producer

Kirk Ellis

Screenplay

Kirk Ellis

Coproducer

Sammy Fain

Song

Sue Fink

Song

Ella Fitzgerald

Song Performer

Nina Foch

Consultant

Ira Gershwin

Song

Benny Goodman And His Orchestra

Song Performer

Benny Goodman And His Orchestra

Song

Michael Goodman

Adr Supervisor

Michael Goodman

Adr Editor

Chris Gorak

Set Designer

Chris Gorak

Art Director

Shay Griffin

Casting

Bob Harper

Makeup

Sally J Harper

Hair Stylist

Thomas Hastings

Song

Mary Lynn Henry

Casting

Woody Herman

Song

Woody Herman

Song Performer

Bridget Hoffman

Other

Larry Hoki

Other

David J Hudson

Rerecording

Ira Hurwitz

Script Supervisor

Stan Jolley

Art Director

Irving Kahal

Song

Mark Karen

Camera Operator

Mike Kelley

Sound

Jerome Kern

Song

Clark King

Sound Mixer

Joe Kraemer

Sound Editor

Jenny Lax

Wardrobe Supervisor

Solomon Leflore

Executive Producer

Jack Lemmon

Song Performer

Jack Lemmon

Song

Sidney Levin

Editor

Marilyn Madderom

Other

Brick Mason

Storyboard Artist

Brick Mason

Associate Producer

Charles Matthau

Producer

Bob Matthews

Wardrobe Supervisor

Dan May

Set Decorator

Craig Mccraw

Location Manager

Michael Mendelsohn

Executive Producer

John Moio

Stunt Coordinator

Colin Mouat

Sound Editor

Howard Nieman

Sound Editor

Pierre Norman

Song

C Timothy O'meara

Editor

Rebecca Ollinger

Location Manager

Mitchell Parish

Song

Jeffrey Perkins

Rerecording

Bernice Petkere

Song

Senia Phillips

Animal Wrangler

Charles Pollard

Other

Nikolai Rimsky-korsakov

Music

Allan K Rosen

Music Editor

Tom W Ruff

Other

Robert R Rutledge

Foley Artist

Edgar Sampson

Song

Deborah Savitt

Casting Associate

Alan Schultz

Sound Supervisor

Alan Schultz

Sound Editor

Burton Sharp

Other

Burton Sharp

Adr

Peter Siciliano

Foley Recordist

Stirling Silliphant

Screenplay

Stirling Silliphant

Coproducer

Mary Jo Slater

Casting

Lonnie Smith

Stunt Coordinator

Mary Steenburgen

Song Performer

Edward Steidele

Foley Artist

Al Stillman

Song

Sheila Stroup

Animal Wrangler

Laura Summer

Other

Laura Sutton

Associate Producer

Paul Sylbert

Production Designer

Jerry Tokofsky

Producer

Kathleen Tonkin

Special Effects Foreman

Augustus M Toplady

Song

Robert Vazquez

Special Effects Coordinator

Patricia Von Arx

Music Editor

Eric Wall

Assistant Director

Chick Webb

Song

Marty Wekser

Sound

Diane De Louise Wessel

Music Supervisor

Katie Willard Troebs

Production Coordinator

Patrick Williams

Music

John Winfield

Executive Producer

Albert Wolsky

Costume Designer

Leo Wood

Song

Jeffrey Scott Yesko

Other

Lisa Yesko

Post-Production Supervisor

Film Details

Also Known As
Grass Harp
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Drama
Period
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE RELEASING/FINE LINE/FINE LINE FEATURES
Location
Wetumpka, Alabama, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 11, 1996

Limited Release in United States October 11, 1996

Expanded Release in United States October 25, 1996

Released in United States on Video March 4, 1997

Released in United States September 1995

Released in United States October 1995

Shown at Boston Film Festival September 8-21, 1995.

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival October 18-22, 1995.

Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival (Opening Night) October 5-15, 1995.

Second full-length film for Charles Matthau who marked his feature directorial debut with "Doin' Time on Planet Earth" (USA/1988). Matthau is the son of Academy Award-winning actor Walter Matthau.

Completed shooting January 9, 1995.

Began shooting November 7, 1994.

Released in United States Fall October 11, 1996

Limited Release in United States October 11, 1996

Expanded Release in United States October 25, 1996

Released in United States on Video March 4, 1997

Released in United States September 1995 (Shown at Boston Film Festival September 8-21, 1995.)

Released in United States October 1995 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival October 18-22, 1995.)

Released in United States October 1995 (Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival (Opening Night) October 5-15, 1995.)