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Two Weeks in Another Town (1962)

Approved | | Drama | 21 December 1962 (West Germany)
After spending three years in an asylum, a washed-up actor views a minor assignment from his old director in Rome as a chance for personal and professional redemption.

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Maurice Kruger
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Carlotta
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Veronica (as Dahlia Lavi)
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Clara Kruger
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Brad Byrd
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Barzelli
Joanna Roos ...
Janet Bark
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Lew Jordan
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Tucino
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Zeno
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Assistant Director
Tom Palmer ...
Dr. Cold Eyes
Erich von Stroheim Jr. ...
Ravinksi (as Erich Von Stroheim Jr.)
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Storyline

Former film star Jack Andreus is released from a sanitarium where he has lived for the previous three years, suffering from alcoholism, a traumatic automobile accident, and a severe mental breakdown. He's been offered two weeks of dubbing work in Rome by Maurice Kruger, his old director, who himself is near the end of his fading career and under pressure from his parsimonious Italain producer to finish his picture on time and under budget. Jack is also pressed from a manipulative ex-wife, a rising but self-destructive young star, the director's shrewish wife, and a temperamental Italian diva who requires handling with kid gloves. When the Kruger suffers a heart attack, Andrus views the opportunity as a last chance at the redemption of his personal life and professional career. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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$3,959,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The old film of Kirk Douglas's character Jack that is being screened is The Bad and the Beautiful (1952). See more »

Goofs

While shooting the film, after Jack kicks Barzelli to stop her temper tantrum, he directs her to "reach for the ring" and she immediately does so. She should have waited until the translator had given her the instruction in Italian. Just a few minutes before that, the translator told Jack that she didn't understand a single word of English; therefore, she should not have reacted to Jack's English command. See more »

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Jack Andrus: Look in any movie theater: what's the audience doing there? Hiding in the dark and trading *their* problems for mine on the screen. "Actors"... what a job.
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Opening credits: We are grateful to the academy of motion pictures arts and sciences, copyright owners, for permission to use the academy award statuette. See more »

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Referenced in An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997) See more »

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Don't Blame Me
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Music by Jimmy McHugh (1932)
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Sung by Leslie Uggams
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good follow-up to THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
16 March 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I think that your opinion of this movie will be strongly influenced depending on whether or not you first saw THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. I tried watching this film before I saw the prequel and got tired of it and stopped watching. However, a few months later I saw the first film and then saw TWO WEEKS IN ANOTHER TOWN. Then, it all made sense to me,...how the horribly manipulative jerk in THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL slid over the years into the pathetic has-been in this film. I really liked it, as everyone hate ample reason to both hate the lead character, Douglas, and to thank him for their success. A pretty deep film and a perfect follow-up.


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