Two Weeks in Another Town (1962)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  21 December 1962 (West Germany)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maurice Kruger
Davie Drew
Veronica (as Dahlia Lavi)
Clara Kruger
Brad Byrd
Joanna Roos ...
Janet Bark
Lew Jordan
Mino Doro ...
Assistant Director
Tom Palmer ...
Dr. Cold Eyes
Erich von Stroheim Jr. ...
Ravinksi (as Erich Von Stroheim Jr.)


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

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




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21 December 1962 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

2 Weeks in Another Town  »

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(Westrex Recording System)


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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Agent Irving 'Swifty' Lazar negotiated the sale of screen rights for Irwin Shaw's novel for $55.000. See more »


Maurice Kruger: You know you got to make these people think you're important or they'll walk all over you!
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Crazy Credits

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 »


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


The Anniversary Song
("Waves of the Danube") (Uncredited)
Written by Iosif Ivanovici (1880)
Ironic instrumental plated at Edward G. Robinson's and Claire Trevor's anniversary
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Don't forget George Macready!!
18 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

No one has mentioned the magnificent performance of George Macready as the agent, nor the devastating scene near the beginning of the film where he and Douglas have a chance encounter at an airport. To put it politely, in that scene Macready takes Douglas to task for past is one of the most brutal bits in all film history. Macready always knew how to make his mark, no matter how small the role! I recently enjoyed seeing him in his third film, The Story of Doctor Wassell, where he had a very small part as a Dutch army officer...striking and vivid, and that smooth chilly voice of his has never been equaled in all of filmdom.

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