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Rome Adventure (1962)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 21 April 1962 (USA)
Prudence resigns from her teaching position after being criticized for giving a student her copy of a romance novel. She sails for Italy, takes a job at a small bookstore in Rome, and meets... See full summary »

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Roberto Orlandi
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Maurice Wells ...
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Prudence resigns from her teaching position after being criticized for giving a student her copy of a romance novel. She sails for Italy, takes a job at a small bookstore in Rome, and meets Don, who has just broken up with his girlfriend. Prudence and Don tour Italy together, and romance naturally follows. Written by Dennis Lewis <dsl@sprynet.com>

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Young love and laughter...on a fancy-free fling in Italy, with the screen's most attractive new personalities in the most glamorous of locales...learning why lovers must learn... See more »

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21 April 1962 (USA)  »

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Lovers Must Learn  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Donahue and Pleshette were later married in real life, if for only nine months. See more »

Goofs

When Al Hirt says to his girlfriend "Come on, Miss Hot Lips of 1962" his mouth appears to say "1961". An understandable change from the year of filming to the year of release. See more »

Quotes

Don Porter: Lots of danger around the lips.
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Connections

Referenced in Del rosa al amarillo (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Al di là
Music by Mogol
Lyrics by Carlo Donida
Performed by Al Hirt
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"Al Di La"
20 August 2005 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Troy Donahue was the eternal Rock Hudson substitute (just a few steps ahead of John Gavin), and his movie performances aren't exactly immortal, however his overly-serious manner worked in a melodramatic setting and he did some good pictures (many of them the plush Delmer Daves-directed soapers which swept into theaters in the early '60s). Troy was a perfect match for Sandra Dee or Connie Stevens, but here he's caught between Angie Dickinson and Suzanne Pleshette, and neither fits him especially well (this despite the fact he married Pleshette briefly in real-life). Pleshette is so-so in her film-debut as a librarian dismissed for loaning out a risqué book, "Lovers Must Learn", heading off to Italy to put into use what she's only read about. The scenery is gorgeous, and Al Hirt's jazzy music (and supporting performance) is fun, but the movie plods a bit and runs too long. Theme song "Al Di La" is very romantic, and the travelogue shots are an eyeful, yet this story and these characters merit little interest. **1/2 from ****


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