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Writers:
Alfred Hayes (story)
Stewart Stern (screenplay)
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Release Date:
23 September 1951 (Portugal) See more »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
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Fred Zinnemann: Oscar Actors Director
 (From Alt Film Guide. 26 February 2012, 1:06 AM, PST)

The Forgotten: Boy Meets Girl
 (From MUBI. 20 October 2011, 6:07 AM, PDT)

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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)
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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:
Rod Steiger's first film.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Death in Hollywood (1990) (V)See more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Angeli Delivers the Goods, 28 February 2010
Author: swog85 from United States

"Teresa", is a movie that is time well spent for several reasons. Patricia Collinge delivers a performance atypical of the most memorable characters she had played to that point in her career. When I think of Collinge, I think of her as the quintessential, albeit clueless mother in Hitchcock's, "Shadow Of A Doubt". The other character was the sympathetic, "Aunt Birdie", from the director, William Wyler's classic film, "The Little Foxes". Collinge, in "Teresa", is spine chilling as a domineering mother / mother-in-law from Hell. She is a great performer. The next reason to recommend spending time viewing this film is for the fine effort by the brilliant director, Fred Zinneman. His talents lend a positive element which makes the film artistically better than good. He was truly a great director. Finally, there is the powerful, yet poignant performance by Pier Angeli. She was perfectly cast as the young girl from post war Italy, who falls in love with an American soldier. Angeli was young, pretty and believable in her role. Zinneman really squeezed a gem of an acting performance from Pier Angeli that left me most moved. The story itself is good, with some predictability, but not to a degree that would make one roll their eyes. I saw this movie just once, several years ago. I am more critical than most when I watch a film. I have been hoping TCM would run it again, as this movie, "Teresa", left a very favorable impression on me. I wholeheartedly recommend this film to lovers of classic films, and to those who like stories from the post WWII era. The other elements are that, "Teresa", offers a good viewing for fans of love stories and stories involving strong, heroic female characters.

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