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Journey to Italy (1954)

Viaggio in Italia (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 7 September 1954 (Italy)
Catherine and Alexander, wealthy and sophisticated, drive to Naples to dispose of a deceased uncle's villa. There's a coolness in their relationship and aspects of Naples add to the strain.... See full summary »

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Alexander 'Alex' Joyce (as Georges Sanders)
Maria Mauban ...
Marie (as Marie Mauban)
Anna Proclemer ...
La prostituta
Paul Muller ...
Paul Dupont
Anthony La Penna ...
Tony Burton (as Leslie Daniels)
Natalia Ray ...
Natalie Burton (as Natalia Rai)
Jackie Frost ...
Betty
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Catherine and Alexander, wealthy and sophisticated, drive to Naples to dispose of a deceased uncle's villa. There's a coolness in their relationship and aspects of Naples add to the strain. She remembers a poet who loved her and died in the war; although she didn't love him, the memory underscores romance's absence from her life now. She tours the museums of Naples and Pompeii, immersing herself in the Neapolitan fascination with the dead and noticing how many women are pregnant; he idles on Capri, flirting with women but drawing back from adultery. With her, he's sarcastic; with him, she's critical. They talk of divorce. Will this foreign couple find insight and direction in Italy? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The hotel they stayed in in Naples was also used in one episode of the Sopranos. See more »

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During the religious procession, when the crane lifts the camera and camera pans up to view the crowd, you can see the shadow of the camera on the ground. See more »

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[first lines]
Alexander 'Alex' Joyce: Where are we?
Katherine Joyce: Oh, I don't know exactly.
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The most subtle of romances played against a breathtaking backdrop of ancient history.
26 March 2003 | by (Colorado Springs) – See all my reviews

A masterwork. Heeding Martin Scorsese's advice during his documentary MY VOYAGE TO ITALY, I was finally able to see an English language version of this film on a Brazilian DVD release and the experience was an exhilarating one. The story of a couple on the verge of destruction, surrounded by the vestiges of Pompeii and a view of Vesuvius, is at once real and mesmerizing, and the captivating moment of truth presented in the finale is a stirring revelation. It's easy to see how this film pointed the way for the studied new wave romances to come, like Michelangelo Antonioni's L'AVVENTURA, Godard's CONTEMPT and even Stanley Donen's TWO FOR THE ROAD.


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