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
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Philip Cass
Patricia Collinge ...
Mrs. Clara Cass, Philip's Mother
Richard Bishop ...
Mr. Cass, Philip's Father
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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
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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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22 June 1951 (Australia)  »

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Teresa - die Geschichte einer Braut  »

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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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Referenced in Death in Hollywood (1990) See more »

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Overwrought
21 July 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Extremely moody melodrama (told mostly in flashback) has young war veteran struggling to adjust to civilian life, bringing over Italian bride to live with him and his parents. Trouble begins almost immediately, however, because of the soldier's mother, who is a neurotic mess. Film takes an eternity setting up its story (which is pretty basic) and John Ericson is terribly miscast in the leading role (when trying for seriousness, this well-scrubbed youth only looks petulant and selfish). Rod Steiger fans might want to take a look; this was his first movie, and he's very good as a psychiatrist. *1/2 from ****


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