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Two Weeks in Another Town -- Screen idol Jack Andrus just out of a sanitarium grabs at a role in a movie shot in Rome by a director whose career is also on the skids. When the director falls ill, Jack takes over.
Two Weeks in Another Town -- Trailer for this film based on the best selling novel


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Charles Schnee (screenplay)
Irwin Shaw (novel)
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Release Date:
21 December 1962 (West Germany) See more »
...only in Rome could this story happen...
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Golden Globe. See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kirk Douglas ... Jack Andrus

Edward G. Robinson ... Maurice Kruger

Cyd Charisse ... Carlotta

George Hamilton ... Davie Drew

Daliah Lavi ... Veronica (as Dahlia Lavi)

Claire Trevor ... Clara Kruger

James Gregory ... Brad Byrd

Rosanna Schiaffino ... Barzelli
Joanna Roos ... Janet Bark

George Macready ... Lew Jordan
Mino Doro ... Tucino

Stefan Schnabel ... Zeno

Vito Scotti ... Assistant Director
Tom Palmer ... Dr. Cold Eyes
Erich von Stroheim Jr. ... Ravinksi (as Erich Von Stroheim Jr.)

Leslie Uggams ... Chanteuse
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edit Angold ... German Tourist (uncredited)
Albert Carrier ... Mario (uncredited)
Lilyan Chauvin ... Bar Girl (uncredited)
Edward Colmans ... Tucino's Henchman (uncredited)
Franco Corsaro ... Tucino's Henchman (uncredited)
Joan Courtenay ... Signora Tucino (uncredited)
Joe Dante ... Ad Lib in Lounge (uncredited)
Cilly Feindt ... Lady Godiva (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Guest at Anniversary Banquet (uncredited)
James Garde ... Sound Engineer (uncredited)
Charles Horvath ... Bouncer (uncredited)
John Indrisano ... Bouncer (uncredited)
Janet Lake ... Noel O'Neill (uncredited)
Margie Liszt ... Liz (uncredited)
Ann Molinari ... Bar Girl (uncredited)
Alberto Morin ... Cameraman (uncredited)
Don Orlando ... Soundman (uncredited)
Steve Peck ... Carlotta's suitor in party (uncredited)
Red Perkins ... George Jarrett (uncredited)

Dick Powell ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Benito Prezia ... Ad Lib in Lounge (uncredited)
Beulah Quo ... Chinese Woman (uncredited)

Tony Randall ... Ad Lib in Lounge (uncredited)

Barry Sullivan ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Lana Turner ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Eugene Walter ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Vincente Minnelli 
Writing credits
Charles Schnee (screenplay)

Irwin Shaw (novel)

Produced by
John Houseman .... producer
Ethel Winant .... associate producer
Original Music by
David Raksin 
Cinematography by
Milton R. Krasner (director of photography) (as Milton Krasner)
Film Editing by
Adrienne Fazan 
Robert James Kern  (as Robert J. Kern Jr.)
Art Direction by
George W. Davis 
Urie McCleary 
Set Decoration by
F. Keogh Gleason  (as Keogh Gleason)
Henry Grace 
Costume Design by
Walter Plunkett (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
William Tuttle .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Erich von Stroheim Jr. .... assistant director
Robert H. Justman .... additional assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Franklin Milton .... recording supervisor
Visual Effects by
Robert R. Hoag .... special visual effects
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Pierre Balmain .... wardrobe: Miss Charisse
Editorial Department
Charles K. Hagedon .... color consultant
Music Department
Alex Alexander .... musician: cello (uncredited)
Robert Armbruster .... conductor (uncredited)
Georgie Auld .... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Carl Fortina .... musician: accordion (uncredited)
Robert Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Max Rabinowitz .... musician: piano (uncredited)
David Raksin .... conductor (uncredited)
Ruby Raksin .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Uan Rasey .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Herbert W. Spencer .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Si Zentner .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
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Also Known As:
"2 Weeks in Another Town" - USA (poster title)
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107 min
Black and White | Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved (certificate #20142)

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The old film of Kirk Douglas's character Jack that is being screened is The Bad and the Beautiful (1952).See more »
Maurice Kruger:When you're dying, everybody is nice to you. It's nauseating!See more »
The Anniversary SongSee more »


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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Love that title!, 11 August 2006
Author: blanche-2 from United States

You gotta love the title "Two Weeks in Another Town." It's fabulous. As for the's a big budget, sprawling color extravaganza that's either a sequel or a prequel to "The Bad and the Beautiful" depending upon whom you speak to. Kirk Douglas stars as Jack, a has-been, alcoholic actor who, fresh from the asylum, is summoned to Rome by his guru, the director Maurice Kruger (Edward G. Robinson). Also in Rome is the wife that drove Jack into an alcoholic stupor, the seductive Carlotta (Cyd Charisse). Initially all Jack is to do is direct the dubbing of Kruger's film so he can finish on time and satisfy the Italian producer - but things become more involved.

I can't agree with one comment that this is the veiled story of Tyrone Power, Linda Christian, and Darryl F. Zanuck, with circumstances changed to protect the guilty. Certainly the promiscuity aspects are similar; Ty took up with Anita Ekberg, magazine editor Mary Roblee, etc., and Linda, well-known for her exploits like the Cyd Charisse character, had an affair with Edmund Purdom. And Power was certainly tied to Zanuck. However, the story is pretty Hollywood generic; one could probably make the case for other actors' marriages and connection to directors and/or producers.

"Two Weeks" is also way over the top, which is what Minnelli intended: old Roman gluttony. It's a feast of scenery, big acting, and a wild, dramatic story, which peaks with Douglas and Charisse in a fast car careening through Rome.

Kirk Douglas is great as an actor returning to his past, only to find there's nothing there of use. Robinson turns in a excellent performance as a tough yet insecure director who cheats on his emotionally abusive and abused wife yet depends on her like a child its mother. Trevor as the wife is appropriately hurt, angry, and downright vicious. George Hamilton plays an up and coming actor - as one comment noted, this is a stretch; he doesn't really register. Charisse gets costar billing but doesn't have much to do but laugh evilly, wear glamorous clothes, and look seductive. She succeeds.

"Two Weeks in Another Town" is certainly worth a look, though it was hard for this viewer to connect with any of the characters. I think it stands alone as neither a prequel or sequel to "The Bad and the Beautiful" as a story of what it's like to make films in another time - and in another town.

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