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Summertime (1955)

 -  Romance | Drama  -  7 November 1955 (UK)
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A lonely American woman unexpectedly finds romance in Venice, Italy.

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Renato de Rossi
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Signora Fiorini
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Eddie Yaeger
Mari Aldon ...
Phyl Yaeger
Jane Rose ...
Mrs. McIlhenny
MacDonald Parke ...
Mr. McIlhenny
Jeremy Spenser ...
Vito de Rossi
Gaetano Autiero ...
Mauro
Virginia Simeon ...
Giovanna
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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 Eugene Kim <gene_kim@earthlink.net>

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All the pent-up yearning of her life was finally fulfilled ... amid the splendor of the world's most fabulous city! See more »

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Romance | Drama

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7 November 1955 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Traum meines Lebens  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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"Summertime" was an adaptation of the Broadway play "The Time of the Cuckoo" by Arthur Laurents. The stage production starred Shirley Booth and opened on Oct. 15, 1952 at the Empire Theatre in New York and ran for 263 performances. See more »

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When Jane gives Mauro a cigarette in Campo San Stefano, she does not light it for him. He appears to have no means of lighting it, unless he has matches in his pocket. Yet, a split-second later, as Jane is walking away, Mauro is puffing away on the cigarette. See more »

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Jane Hudson: Nobody's older than me!
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I live in Venice.. And all I can say is that it's delightful
12 September 2003 | by (Venice, Italy) – See all my reviews

I've seen this movie quite a few times on televison, but during the 2003 60th Venice Film Festival I had the opportunity to see it on a big, big screen in a brand new copy.

Well, miss Hepburn's acting is breath taking, one of the few times she incarnates a woman so vulnerable, and she does it to perfection. And the tone and mood of the entire pic, while a little bit too "touristic", are absolutely sweet and romantic. I live in Venice, and can surely say that seeing what's on screen, I'm sure David Lean did fall in love with this city

Only one minor (really minor) flair: some scenes were filmed in winter, not in summer, since the Moors of San Marco Square's clock only appear once a year, at Christmas time (and seeing the movie on a big screen, it was possible to notice that while the Moors were striking the hours, people on the back ground, although out of focus, were wearing coats and furs)..


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