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Director:
Writers:
Stanley Shapiro (screenplay) and
Maurice Richlin (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
9 August 1961 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A Quiet hideaway... A Secret rendezvous... then the teen-agers barged in!
Plot:
Younger generation vs. "older" folks on vacation at an Italian villa. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Hudson and Lollobrigida in Italy See more (31 total) »

Cast

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Rock Hudson ... Robert L. Talbot

Gina Lollobrigida ... Lisa Helena Fellini

Sandra Dee ... Sandy Stevens

Bobby Darin ... Tony
Walter Slezak ... Maurice Clavell
Brenda de Banzie ... Margaret Allison
Rossana Rory ... Anna
Ronald Howard ... Spencer

Joel Grey ... Beagle
Ronnie Haran ... Sparrow
Chris Seitz ... Larry
Cindy Conroy ... Julia
Joan Freeman ... Linda
Nancy Anderson ... Patricia
Michael Eden ... Ron
Claudia Brack ... Carol
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Liliana Celli ... Seamstress (uncredited)
Robert De Bernardis ... Bus Driver (uncredited)
Pietro De Vico ... Poliziotto (uncredited)
Liana Del Balzo ... Mother Superior (uncredited)
Charles Fawcett ... Warren (uncredited)
Betty Foa ... Elena (uncredited)
Giacomo Furia ... Poliziotto (uncredited)
Katherine Guilford ... Claire (uncredited)
Franco Leasi ... (uncredited)
Anna Maestri ... Maria - Maid (uncredited)
Renato Malavasi ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Edy Nogara ... Lisa's Maid (uncredited)
Mimmo Poli ... Commissario (uncredited)
Stella Rho ... Teresa - Maid (uncredited)
Milko Skofic Jr. ... (uncredited)
John Stacy ... Douglas (uncredited)
Helen Stirling ... Katherine (uncredited)
Francesco Tensi ... Robert's Secretary (uncredited)
Milena Vukotic ... Melinda - Maid (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Mulligan 
 
Writing credits
Stanley Shapiro (screenplay) and
Maurice Richlin (screenplay)

Stanley Roberts (story) and
Robert Russell (story)

Produced by
Robert Arthur .... producer
Henry Willson .... associate producer
Raoul Walsh .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Russell Garcia 
Hans J. Salter 
 
Cinematography by
William H. Daniels (director of photography) (as William Daniels)
 
Film Editing by
Russell F. Schoengarth 
 
Art Direction by
Henry Bumstead 
 
Set Decoration by
John P. Austin 
 
Costume Design by
Morton Haack (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Jack Freeman .... makeup artist
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Ernest B. Wehmeyer .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph E. Kenney .... assistant director (as Joseph Kenny)
 
Art Department
Italo Tomassi .... manager of art department (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Sash Fisher .... sound
Waldon O. Watson .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Léo L. Fuchs .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Joseph Gershenson .... music supervisor
 
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Runtime:
112 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Trivia:
Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee met and fell in love while filming this movie and shortly afterward got married.See more »
Quotes:
Robert L. Talbot:We never even talked about the future!
Lisa Helena Fellini:Women don't want talk, they go by intuition. And I've learned one thing: A woman's intuition is a man's best friend!
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Soundtrack:
MultiplicationSee more »

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19 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Hudson and Lollobrigida in Italy, 25 April 2006
Author: blanche-2 from United States

Rock Hudson and Gina Lollabrigida star in "Come September," a 1961 comedy beautifully photographed to showcase the glorious scenery of Portafino, Italy, and the exquisiteness of Gina Lollabrigida, a knockout if there ever was one. Haven't seen her lately, but 25 years later, she was every bit as gorgeous.

Hudson plays a millionaire who comes to Italy to spend time in his villa each September. This year, he arrives early, looking forward to a dalliance with Lollobrigida as well. But she's through with him and planning to marry someone else - until she hears his voice. When Hudson arrives at his fabulous villa, he discovers that his major domo (expertly played by Walter Slezak) has, for the last six years, been turning his place into a hotel. There is a bus load of young girls staying there with their chaperone, who slips on a champagne cork and is put out of commission. Thus, the girls can't leave and Hudson feels compelled to chaperone them. When Lollobrigida hears the advice he's giving the young women to keep them out of the clutches of some young men who have arrived with reservations - she's not happy. The young men figure Hudson is too old to compete with them so they try exhausting him, hoping to get some time alone with the women.

Though this comedy sags in the middle, it's a cute story and the cast is delightful, including Sandra Dee and Bobby Darrin, who sings the title song and also "Multiplication" at a night club. A great talent, his is a sad story of a gifted song stylist who didn't live to mine his full potential. It is during this film that he met his future wife, Dee.

Hudson is handsome and fit and again shows his ability for comedy, and Lollabrigida gives an energetic, sexy performance. Their dance together in the nightclub is a high point.

One of the posters mentioned that Hudson's films today are diminished because of his now-known sexual preference. I submit this is ridiculous. Straight people have played gay people for years, and vice versa. The fact that we may not be aware of it doesn't make it any less true. Hudson plays a straight man in this, and he's effective. When did it become a mandate that actors could only play themselves? It's not called acting for nothing.

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