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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Teresa - die Geschichte einer Braut  »

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Ed Binns' 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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Better than you reviewed it
10 February 2001 | by (CA) – See all my reviews

Teresa was one of several marvelous 1951 films that fell off the radar screen.

Others were 'Night and the City', Jules Dassin's best film and possibly the best "film noir" ever made; 'Bullfighter and the Lady' (forget the "B" picture title, it was far better than the more famous 'The Brave Bulls'; and 'The Sound of Fury', titled also later the same year 'Try and Get Me'.

Teresa joins this list of scarcely seen gems. It was John Ericson's first film, but also his best. It does (as your reviewer says) resemble, in its depiction of parental smothering, 'Rebel Without a Cause'. However, Teresa was better. It does Fred Zinnemann proud. It was more sensitive than his touching film of two years earlier, 'The Search'.

What a year 1951 was for forgotten films that were better than many well-known, fondly remembered ones.


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