Two for the Road (1967)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Comedy, Romance  |  27 April 1967 (USA)
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A couple in the south of France non-sequentially spin down the highways of infidelity in their troubled ten-year marriage.


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Complete credited cast:
Cathy Manchester
Howard Manchester
Gabrielle Middleton ...
Ruth Manchester
Claude Dauphin ...
Maurice Dalbret
Nadia Gray ...
Francoise Dalbret
Georges Descrières ...
David (as Georges Descrieres)
Irène Hilda ...
Yvonne de Florac (as Irene Hilda)
Dominique Joos ...


Joanna is in a touring girl's choir and Mark is a struggling architect. when they first meet on the road in Europe. The film follows their life together --- through courtship and marriage, infidelity and parenthood --- all on the road in a variety of cars through a score of time-shifting vignettes. Written by A.L.Beneteau <>

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They make something wonderful out of being alive!


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Release Date:

27 April 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un camino para dos  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney were required to "direct" themselves in several sequences where they were shown inside of a moving automobile. They pushed the camera's buttons while director Stanley Donen rode alongside them in another car. See more »


When Mark and Joanna are riding away in the concrete pipe, you can clearly see that the truck carrying them has a large set of wheels as the furthest back portion of the truck, which would make it difficult for them to just jump out. But when they cut to the scene where they are jumping out, the large set of wheels is gone. See more »


[Joanna waves her hand suspiciously over her drink]
Mark Wallace: What are you doing?
Joanna Wallace: Just trying to discover where the strings are attached.
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Standing the test of time
29 September 2004 | by (Nigeria) – See all my reviews

Thank God that Audrey Hepburn made this film before slipping off into an extended temporary retirement. Was she too old for this movie? Not for the segments that deal with the latter part of the married relationship. The movie spans eleven years and, yes, it is a bit of a visual stretch to see a 37 year old Audrey portraying a 22 year old college woman, but her performance throughout was nothing short of brilliant. This film was a tremendous departure for her. In Two for the Road she does not play the part of the doe-eyed delicate creature of her earlier movies. She even abandoned, reluctantly, her trademark Givenchy wardrobe to sink her teeth into a gritty, visceral part. Many critics of the time remarked on its art house appeal, due in large part to the back and forth sequence editing and the clever juxtaposition of similarities, parallels and contrasts in scenes spanning eleven years. The film must have been incredibly fresh and jarring in its day, abandoning a linear narrative approach to the history of a marriage. Even today it comes across as very "contemporary." Albert Finney delivers an equally strong performance. There is genuine chemistry between Finney and Hepburn. The viewer sees all that is wonderful and horrible about the dynamics of a couple that comes to realize that despite mutual infidelity they still love each other and belong to one another.

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