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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
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Janet Bark
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Lew Jordan
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Zeno
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Dr. Cold Eyes
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Ravinksi (as Erich Von Stroheim Jr.)

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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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...only in Rome could this story happen...

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$3,959,000 (estimated)
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According to studio records, this film was a disaster at the box office for MGM, losing almost $3M ($24M in 2016 dollars). See more »

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The nun at the hospital that tries to stop Kirk Douglas as he leaves the hospital. Either has one heck of tan line on her face (perhaps from a large hat). Or, they applied her make up in very unusual way. Sort of a reverse raccoon style. See more »

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Jack Andrus: You know, I used to get up at six o'clock in the morning, rush through my breakfast, jump in my car, race down to the studio, get into wardrobe, makeup, get up on that stage, and then at 9 o'clock in the morning, invent the telephone, win the West, sway juries, make love to the most beautiful women in the world - hour after hour after hour...
[Veronica laughs]
Jack Andrus: I thought I had it made. Then, zoom... I was a star. Big business! "Hide from the world." They were ramming it right up my gut. Lawyers, ...
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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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Features The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) 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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Great Entertaining Film
16 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you liked the "Bad & The Beautiful" with Kirk Douglas,( Jack Andrus) this picture is pretty close to the same story line, however, there is plenty of color, drama and romance. Great actors appear in this film, Edward G. Robinson,(Maurice Kruger), "The Red House" puts his heart and soul into the role and yells and screams his head off as a big shot movie director. Kirk Douglas still plays the role as an abusive drinker who is reformed and is placed in some rather difficult situations from actor to assistant director. Cyd Charisse, (Charlotta) adds plenty of sexy charm to the various scenes and George Hamilton, (Davie Drew) gives a great supporting role. For some reason over the years, I seemed to have missed viewing this film and found it quite enjoyable and also seeing how very young all the actors appeared in 1962. Enjoy


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