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Director:
Writers:
Alfred Hayes (story)
Stewart Stern (screenplay)
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Release Date:
23 September 1951 (Portugal) See more »
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Plot:
A reluctant soldier, Peter, serves in Italy during WWII. He marries a local girl named Teresa and brings her to the US. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Pier Angeli ... 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

Ralph Meeker ... Sgt. Dobbs
Bill Mauldin ... Grissom
Ave Ninchi ... Teresa's Mother

Edward Binns ... Sgt. Brown

Rod Steiger ... Frank
Aldo Silvani ... Professor Crocce
Tommy Lewis ... Walter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Guido Martufi ... Sergio, Teresa's little brother
Edith Atwater ... Mrs. Lawrence (uncredited)
Lewis E. Ciannelli ... Cheyenne (uncredited)
Franco Interlenghi ... Mario (uncredited)

Lee Marvin ... G.I. (uncredited)
Richard McNamara ... G.I. cook (uncredited)
Eulabelle Moore ... Woman (uncredited)

Robert Wagner ... G.I. (uncredited)

Directed by
Fred Zinnemann 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alfred Hayes  story
Stewart Stern  screenplay
Stewart Stern  story

Produced by
Arthur M. Loew Jr. .... producer (as Arthur M. Loew)
 
Original Music by
Louis Applebaum 
 
Cinematography by
William Miller  (as William J. Miller)
 
Film Editing by
Dave Kummins  (as David Kummins)
Frank Sullivan 
 
Art Direction by
Leo Kerz 
 
Art Department
Italo Tomassi .... construction department head: scenic artists (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jim Shields .... sound (as James Shields)
 
Music Department
Jack Shaindlin .... musical director
Jack Shaindlin .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Arnold Laven .... script supervisor
 

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Runtime:
102 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Ed Binns' first film.See more »
Quotes:
Mrs. Clara Cass, Philip's Mother:[to Philip] You'll never be a salesman, sonny.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Hollywood Remembers Lee Marvin (2000) (TV)See more »

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Loved It!, 20 August 2006
Author: dr_shred (steve@sprangle.com) from El Segundo, Ca

I recognized Pier Angeli from "Somebody Up There Likes Me" with Paul Newman, which is reminiscent of this film and John Ericson from "Rhapsody" with Elizabeth Taylor. In that film he does a wonderful job of playing a confident, returning G.I. and brilliant concert pianist who has other doubts. In this movie he's a self doubting child/man and she, a radiant child/woman who helps him grow up. Few films deal with so many human issues and frailties as well as this one does: civilians in war, soldiers' doubts and fears, the camaraderie of war, returning home, true love, family resentments, etc., etc. It combines the best elements of "The Best Years Of Our Lives" and "Battleground", but does the latter one better with none of the silly G.I. patter - a small film with an enormous heart. It also reminds me of "Hell to Eternity" (not "From Here To Eternity"), another forgotten movie gem which comes after this one, that deals with war and cross-cultural, family dilemmas. "Teresa" could have been made into three distinct movies - a trilogy - as we follow Teresa and Philip through their lives.

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