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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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Director:
Writers:
Charles Schnee (screenplay)
Irwin Shaw (novel)
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Release Date:
21 December 1962 (West Germany) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
...only in Rome could this story happen...
Plot:
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 »
User Reviews:
Minnelli! Madness!! Mayhem!!! See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (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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Runtime:
107 min
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Color:
Black and White | Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved (certificate #20142)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Spencer Tracy was considered for the role of Kruger, but when money became a consideration, Edward G. Robinson was cast because he was cheaper. Robinson was paid $100,000 and filled in for Tracy again for metro in "The Cincinnati Kid" a few years later.See more »
Quotes:
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 »
Soundtrack:
Don't Blame MeSee more »

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28 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
Minnelli! Madness!! Mayhem!!!, 21 April 2003
Author: Greg Couture from Portland, Oregon

I hadn't seen this one since its theatrical release and note that it's not available on video. But Turner Classic Movies unearthed it a while ago, letter-boxed as it deserves and as they so reliably do with widescreen titles.

No one was better than Minnelli when it came to taking pure "camp" elements and turning them into the kind of cinematic excess that had to be seen to be believed. This one is a prime example. As a Cyd Charisse devotee, I wasn't even disappointed that she didn't get to unfurl those legendary legs and dance across the CinemaScope screen. Made up, coiffed and gowned to look like Delphine Seyrig in "Last Year at Marienbad"(1961), she looks exactly like the sort of vamp who could drive Kirk Douglas to absolute distraction. With Claire Trevor, at her best, sparring bitterly with the immortal Edward G. Robinson; George Hamilton doing an earnest impression of a Method actor (none too good, I'll agree); and Leslie Uggams crooning a siren song whilst reclining amidst the ladies of the evening in a deluxe Roman brothel...well! It just HAS to be seen to be (dis)believed! Luvved it!

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