Indiscretion of an American Wife

75
  • NR
  • Genre(s): Drama Romance
  • Release year: 1953
  • Running time: 90 min
An American housewife (Jennifer Jones) vacationing in Italy reluctantly decides to put an end to her brief affair with an Italian academic (Montgomery Clift). She flees to Rome’s Stazione Termini, where she bids him farewell, but he begs her to stay. read more
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An American housewife (Jennifer Jones) vacationing in Italy reluctantly decides to put an end to her brief affair with an Italian academic (Montgomery Clift). She flees to Rome’s Stazione Termini, where she bids him farewell, but he begs her to stay. The film’s plot is simple; its production was not. The troubled collaboration between director Vittorio De Sica and producer David O. Selznick resulted in two cuts of the same film. De Sica’s version, Terminal Station, was screened at a length of one-and-a-half hours, but after disappointing previews, Selznick severely re-edited it and changed the title to Indiscretion of an American Wife without De Sica’s permission. The Criterion Collection is proud to present both versions of this controversial release.

Original Release

04/04/1953

US Release

04/24/1954

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Cast

Jennifer Jones Mary Forbes
Montgomery Clift Giovanni Doria
Gino Cervi Police commissioner
Richard Beymer Paul Stevens / Paul
Liliana Gerace Pregnant Sicilian woman
Gino Anglani Bit part
Bill Barker Bit part
Oscar Blando Railroad worker
Mariolina Bovo Blonde girl in train
Nando Bruno Railroad worker / Railway Worker
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Vittorio De Sica

Writers

Luigi Chiarini, Truman Capote, Ben Hecht, Giorgio Prosperi, Cesare Zavattini

Cast

Jennifer Jones Mary Forbes
Montgomery Clift Giovanni Doria
Gino Cervi Police commissioner
Richard Beymer Paul Stevens / Paul
Liliana Gerace Pregnant Sicilian woman
Gino Anglani Bit part
Bill Barker Bit part
Oscar Blando Railroad worker
Mariolina Bovo Blonde girl in train
Nando Bruno Railroad worker / Railway Worker
Memmo Carotenuto Venturini - the thief
Maria Pia Casilio Young bride from Abruzzo
Giovanni Corporale Bit part
Pasquale De Filippo L'impiegato della biglittera
Claudio Del Pino Bit part
Ciro Di Castro Bit part
Charles Fawcett Il signore triste all'ufficio postale
Enrico Glori Police Brigadier
Clelia Matania Mother of annoying children
Vincenzo Milazzo Bit part

Producers

Editors

Jean Barker, Eraldo Da Roma

1955 Oscar Best Costume Design, Black-and-White Nominated
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