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A reluctant soldier, Peter, serves in Italy during WWII. He marries a local girl named Teresa and brings her to the US.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Teresa Russo
John Ericson ...
Philip Cass
Patricia Collinge ...
Mrs. Clara Cass, Philip's Mother
Richard Bishop ...
Mr. Cass, Philip's Father
Peggy Ann Garner ...
Susan Cass
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Sgt. Dobbs
Bill Mauldin ...
Grissom
Ave Ninchi ...
Teresa's Mother
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Sgt. Brown
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Frank
Aldo Silvani ...
Professor Crocce
Tommy Lewis ...
Walter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Guido Martufi ...
Sergio, Teresa's little brother
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A reluctant soldier, Peter, serves in Italy during WWII. He marries a local girl named Teresa and brings her to the US.

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23 September 1951 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Teresa - die Geschichte einer Braut  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Rod Steiger's first film. See more »

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Mrs. Clara Cass, Philip's Mother: [to Philip] You'll never be a salesman, sonny.
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Well Acted and Filmed Psychological Romantic Melodrama
9 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a Tough One to Like because while it is Filmed Exquisitely and the Performances are Top Notch, it is a Movie that has some Very Unlikable Characters. Necessity Determined to Show the Flaws in these Folks, because that's the Story being Told, it is Nevertheless Not Very Entertaining.

Film Noir can Approach the Angst and Suffering of Returning Vets with Stylistic Flourishes and a Snappy Script. But here it is the Drumbeat of Dreadful Psychological Impairment Suffered by John Ericson from Frame One that is a Heavy Load and is Never Lightened by the Angelic Pier Angeli.

She has a Viginal Charm Combined with a Worldly Wisdom brought on by the War and Her Family's Condition. They Live in a Bombed Out Building, Her Brother has an Amputated Arm, and They are All Next to Starvation.

So After She Marries this Basket Case with a Mother Fixation She is Believably Up to the Task of Supporting His Debilitating Condition Until the Inevitable Hollywood Happy Ending that is Typical of MGM's Take on Film-Noir and Socially Relevant Stories.

Overall, Above Average and should be Given Kudos for an Attempt to take a Look at some Disturbing Psychological Impairments that were Never MGM's Strong Suit.


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