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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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Bad and Beautiful in Rome See more (27 total) »


  (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 »
Jack Andrus:Hello, Lew.
[He is ignored]
Jack Andrus:I said hello, Lew.
Lew Jordan:I heard what you said, Jack. I hated you when you were a star. You were arrogant. Irresponsible. The most difficult client I ever had. Now that you're nothing, I still hate you. Only now I can tell you.
[He puts his pipe in his mouth. Jack slaps at the pipe, breaking it and sending most of it flying across the room. Lew angrily tosses the remnants of the pipe at the floor and stalks away]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Kirk Douglas: Video Scrapbook (1994) (V)See more »
The Anniversary SongSee more »


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38 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Bad and Beautiful in Rome, 29 May 2006
Author: helenkmessler from United States

Starts with Kirk Douglas in a nut house, isn't that just perfect? He is allowed out to take over an American movie in trouble being shot on location in Rome - well that's beyond perfection - And a total guarantee of 100 or so minutes of decadent splendor. The director and his wife, played at the edge of the abyss, by Edward G Robinson and Claire Trevor deserve a film of their own. Douglas does his thing as if we had never seen it before and thank God for that because it works in the most satisfying way. Minnelli knew what he was doing and those modern Roman parties with the glittering Italian aristocrats is out of a Fellini film. Cyd Charisse, George Hamilton and Vito Scotti are also part of this tabloid tale told by a master. Highly recommended.

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