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Irving Fineman (based upon the novel by)
Delmer Daves (written for the screen by)
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Release Date:
21 April 1962 (USA) See more »
THIS was her European plan for learning about love...
Prudence resigns from her teaching position after being criticized for giving a student her copy of a romance novel... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Acting Is Not What Teenage Girls Remember! See more (36 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Troy Donahue ... Don Porter

Suzanne Pleshette ... Prudence Bell

Rossano Brazzi ... Roberto Orlandi

Angie Dickinson ... Lyda Kent

Hampton Fancher ... Albert Stillwell
Constance Ford ... Daisy Bronson

Al Hirt ... Al Hirt
Iphigenie Castiglioni ... Contessa

Chad Everett ... Young Man
Gertrude Flynn ... Mrs. Riggs

Pamela Austin ... Agnes Hutton
Lili Valenty ... Angelina
Mary Patton ... Mrs. Helen Bell
Maurice Wells ... Mr. Bell
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Phillip Angeloff ... C.I.T. Clerk (uncredited)
Larry Arnold ... Waiter (uncredited)
Mary Benoit ... Librarian (uncredited)
Gail Bonney ... Dormitory Mistress at Briarcliff (uncredited)
Nina Borget ... Guest (uncredited)
Fred Brookfield ... Beatnik in Cafe Brawl (uncredited)
Joe Brooks ... Beatnik in Cafe Brawl (uncredited)
Annette Claudier ... Guest (uncredited)
Lillian Culver ... Tourist Teacher (uncredited)
Arthur Dulac ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Sol Gorss ... Beatnik in Cafe Brawl (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Man at Dock (uncredited)
Carolyn Lasater ... Minor Role (uncredited)
John Macchia ... Beatnik in Cafe Brawl (uncredited)
Fred Marlow ... Conductor (uncredited)
Grazia Narciso ... Vegetable Vendor (uncredited)
George N. Neise ... Benjamin Bentley (uncredited)
Don Orlando ... Portiere (uncredited)
Emma Palmese ... Maid (uncredited)
Yvonne Peattie ... Miss Adams (uncredited)
Emilio Pericoli ... Nightclub Singer (uncredited)
Benito Prezia ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Jack Santoro ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Bill Shannon ... Beatnik in Cafe Brawl (uncredited)

Hope Summers ... Mrs. Stillwell (uncredited)
Robert Totten ... Young Man (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Man at Dock (uncredited)
Jean Vachon ... Dean of Women (uncredited)

Norma Varden ... Dean of Briarcroft College for Women (uncredited)
Nina Varela ... Flower Stall Vendor (uncredited)
Martin Wilkins ... Beatnik in Cafe Brawl (uncredited)

Directed by
Delmer Daves 
Writing credits
Irving Fineman (based upon the novel by)

Delmer Daves (written for the screen by)

Produced by
Delmer Daves .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Max Steiner 
Cinematography by
Charles Lawton Jr. (director of photography) (as Charles Lawton)
Film Editing by
William H. Ziegler  (as William Ziegler)
Art Direction by
Leo K. Kuter 
Set Decoration by
John P. Austin 
Costume Design by
Howard Shoup 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor
Jean Burt Reilly .... supervising hair stylist
Production Management
Orazio Tassara .... production manager: Italy
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Russell Llewellyn .... assistant director
Ottavio Oppo .... assistant director
Sound Department
M.A. Merrick .... sound
Marvin Willens .... stunts (uncredited)
Music Department
Murray Cutter .... orchestrator
Other crew
Bert Steinberger .... dialogue supervisor
Crew verified as complete

Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents) (A Warner Bros. - First National Picture) (A Delmer Daves Production)
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Brazil:119 min | USA:119 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Finland:S | Sweden:Btl | USA:Approved (PCA #20125) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating) | West Germany:16 (nf)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Natalie Wood was the first choice to play the female lead of Prudence Bell. She had a writer friend of hers read the script and once he confirmed her fear that it wasn't up to snuff she decided it was a good time to go ahead with a tonsillectomy that she'd been putting off; the part was then given to Suzanne Pleshette.See more »
Lyda Kent:I simply want Bentley to think I'm a tramp - and go home.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Great Santini (1979)See more »
Al di làSee more »


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34 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Acting Is Not What Teenage Girls Remember!, 24 August 2004
Author: luths2 from Dallas, Texas

Yes, I agree that Suzanne Pleshette and Troy Donahue are not exactly Katherine Hepburn and Lawrence Olivier in this film, but their "chemistry," a beautiful Italian setting, glorious fashion and the overall romantic "intrigue" more than make up for that. In the early 1960's, Troy Donahue was the ultimate in "eye candy" for us teenage girls (and older women, too, I'm sure). I have thought for years that I was surely the only 13-year old girl who sat in a darkened theater so TOTALLY "transported" for several hours by the romance in this film, but apparently I was not. I listen to an "oldies" radio station in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and I cannot believe how MANY times other listeners request that the incredibly romantic "Al Di La" from the dimly-lit-romantic-restaurant-scene be played. Hooray for a day when sex was something seriously contemplated and not something graphically displayed like today!

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