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
Tony Curtis stated in his 2008 autobiography that he asked 20th Century-Fox to consider him for the role of Mark Wallace but they declined and cast Albert Finney instead. 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 »
Now, I warn you solemnly, Marcus, you're denying Joanna the right to be her own, paradoxical self!
Howard, you're the largest pocket of untapped natural gas known to man.
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I don't ordinarily post comments, but this film, which I saw on DVD, touched me deeply and I wanted to share my thoughts. Its haunting melody and superb acting literally brought me to the verge of tears. Audrey Hepburn never looked so fetching. Mancini's soundtrack beautifully complements the film's bittersweet story and continues to reverberate in my mind. I was enraptured from start to finish. This is a true classic, as meaningful today as it was when it first appeared. One of the best, most memorable, and moving films I have ever seen. The director knows how to tug at one's heartstrings. This is a movie to be cherished. Share it with the one you love.
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