GenreComedy, Drama ScreenplayKarl Tunberg CountryUnited States
Release dateApril 23, 1959 (US) Based onThe Blessing by Nancy Mitford WriterKarl Tunberg (screenplay), Nancy Mitford (novel) CastDeborah Kerr (Grace Allingham), Rossano Brazzi (Charles Edouard de Valhubert), Maurice Chevalier (Duc de St. Cloud), Martin Stephens (Sigismond), Tom Helmore (Hugh Palgrave), Ronald Squire (Sir Conrad Allingham) Similar moviesInterstellar, Sex Tape, No Escape, Knock Knock, Titanic, The Peanuts Movie
TaglineMarry in haste...resent at leisure
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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.
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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.
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.