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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Did You Know?
Once the script was in hand, the cast and crew made its way to Venice to begin prepping the locations. David Lean
had accepted the job of directing it in part because of a desire to no longer do soundstage work but work on locations outside. He remarked that working on a soundstage made it feel as though one was working in a "pitch-black mine... I prefer the sun." He set out about Venice, picking out locations and taking pictures. Lean would fall in love with Venice and later live there part of every year. Once location scouting was completed, Lean and his cast and crew were ready to begin work. See more
When Jane returns to the Antique Shop (minutes before she falls into the canal), as she is crossing the bridge, the camera pans to the shop, and the red goblet appears in the window. Moments later in the scene the goblet is gone, and there is a silver candelabra in the window. See more
When in Italy, you should meet Italians!
Opening credits are shown over various paintings, where the subjects are European scenes. See more
Summertime In Venice
English lyric by Carl Sigman
Italian Lyric by Pinchi
Music by Icini
Published by MCA Music, New York, NY See more