A married American woman has gotten involved with another man while visiting relatives in Rome. She decides that the time has come to break off the relationship, and she makes plans to return home to her husband. But she soon realizes that she is not at all sure about what she wants to do, and she continues to agonize over her decision. Written by
Melodramatic, Boring and Dated Romance in a Mutilated Version
In Rome, the American Mary Forbes (Jennifer Jones) arrives in the central station to get the first train to Milan to return to her husband and daughter in Philadelphia. She calls her sister's house and asks her nephew Paul (Dick Beymer) to bring her luggage to the station. When the train is ready to go, Mary sees Giovanni Doria (Montgomery Clift) seeking her out in the platform. Mary has had a torrid love affair with the Italian man and she decided to break off with her lover without saying good-bye to him. She misses the train and decides to take one direct to Paris later to stay with Giovanni. They go to an empty wagon and while making love, they are arrested by the chief engineer and sent to the police station where the commissioner will decide their fate.
I have just watched the 63 minutes running time version of "Indiscretion of American Wife" and I found it a melodramatic, boring and dated romance. However I noted in IMDb that the original version has 90 minutes running time; therefore it is unfair to review such mutilated version, unfortunately the only one available on DVD in Brazil. I only do not understand how a distributor can cut one third of the film and release the crap work credited to Vittorio De Sica. My vote is four.
Title (Brazil): "Quando a Mulher Erra" ("When the Woman Makes a Mistake")
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