Count Your Blessings (1959 film)

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.

Count Your Blessings
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Original film poster
Directed byJean Negulesco
Produced byKarl Tunberg
Written byKarl Tunberg
Based onThe Blessing
by Nancy Mitford
StarringDeborah Kerr
Music byFranz Waxman
CinematographyGeorge J. Folsey
Milton R. Krasner
Edited byHarold F. Kress
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
April 23, 1959 (US)
Running time
102 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1,710,000[1]

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 (Hughie), his friend, Charles is charmed by her and abruptly proposes marriage. They marry, but before their 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, Hughie.

A divorce seems imminent while eight 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 officeEdit

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 alsoEdit


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

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