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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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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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THIS was her European plan for learning about love... See more »

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Lovers Must Learn  »

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Trivia

The establishing shot of Briarcroft College For Women at the beginning of the film is actually an outtake from the film "Parrish" made a year earlier. It is a shot of Paige Raike returning home on her bicycle after having spoken with Parrish at the tobacco field. See more »

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Albert Stillwell: Excuse me, but I can tell you are an American from behind.
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Referenced in Del rosa al amarillo (1963) See more »

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Al di là
Music by Mogol
Lyrics by Carlo Donida
Performed by Emilio Pericoli
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Troy Donahue and Suzanne Pleshette teach the fine art of love
15 May 2002 | by (Boulder, Colorado) – See all my reviews

Rome Adventure is the ultimate romance for all of us incurably romantic souls. Beautifully filmed on location, it's another fine example of Delmer Daves' sensitivity and craftsmanship as a director. If the dialogue is at times arch, it matters little when played out with the conviction that Troy Donahue and Suzanne Pleshette bring to their roles. Watch them during the scene in the horse-drawn carriage as they exchange those small gestures to indicate their attraction to each other - was romance ever better expressed in a film?

You either like Troy Donahue or you don't. I happen to think he's very convincing in Rome Adventure as a young man in love. With his warm speaking voice, he has a nice way of minimizing the embarrassing aspects of the script, and he appears totally committed in his scenes to the act of listening as well as speaking. He exudes an aura of integrity. I believe these are the qualities that made Donahue a "heartthrob" - quite apart from his good looks.

The other actors don't arouse such strong feelings in an audience either for or against, so suffice it to say they are all excellent, and that Suzanne Pleshette is even better than that!

The working title for Rome Adventure was Lovers Must Learn. Watch this movie and you may learn a thing or two about the fine art of love.








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