Jane Hudson, a jaunty as well as attractive middle-aged secretary from Akron, Ohio, has finally made it to Venice, Italy, for her long-awaited dream vacation. Never-married Jane is a self-described "independent type" who's content, or so she claims, to go it mostly alone, armed with her movie camera. Jane soon discovers that even in a city as beautiful and fascinating as Venice, going it alone can still leave one feeling terribly lonely. All that is about to change, starting with a brief encounter at an outdoor café in the Piazza San Marco, where Jane draws the attention of a handsome antiques-shop owner named Renato de Rossi. Written by
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What "3 Coins in the Fountain" did for Rome ... ... "Summertime" does for Venice!
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7 November 1955 (UK)
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Also Known As:
Traum meines Lebens
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(Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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was more than impressed with her experience working with David Lean
. She even asked to sit in on the editing sessions with him to watch him at work. In her autobiography, she wrote, "[Summertime] was told with great simplicity in the streets, in the Piazza San Marco. We would shoot in tiny streets only a few feet wide. The sun would come and go in a matter of minutes. It was a very emotional part, and I tell you I had to be on my toes to give David enough of what he wanted practically on call. But it was thrilling... He seemed to me to simply absorb Venice. It was his. He had a real photographic gift. He thought in a descriptive way. His shots tell the story. He was capable of a sort of super concentration. It made a very deep and definite impression on me, and he was one of the most interesting directors I ever worked with. Wasn't I lucky to work with him?" See more
The amount of wine in Di Rossi's glass when he first sees Jane - the glass is empty, then full. See more
When in Italy, you should meet Italians!
Opening credits are shown over various paintings, where the subjects are European scenes. See more
Overture to 'La Gazza Ladra'
Music by Gioachino Rossini See more