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September Affair (1950)

An industrialist (Joseph Cotten) and a pianist (Joan Fontaine) meet on a trip and fall in love. Through a quirk of fate, they are reported dead in a crash though they weren't on the plane. ... See full summary »

Director:

William Dieterle

Writers:

Fritz Rotter (story), Robert Thoeren (screenplay)
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Fontaine ... Marianne 'Manina' Stuart
Joseph Cotten ... David Lawrence
Françoise Rosay ... Maria Salvatini
Jessica Tandy ... Catherine Lawrence
Robert Arthur ... David Lawrence Jr
Jimmy Lydon ... Johnny Wilson
Fortunio Bonanova ... Grazzi
Grazia Narciso Grazia Narciso ... Bianca
Anna Demetrio ... Rosita
Lou Steele Lou Steele ... Vittorio Portini
Frank Yaconelli Frank Yaconelli ... Mr. Peppino
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Storyline

An industrialist (Joseph Cotten) and a pianist (Joan Fontaine) meet on a trip and fall in love. Through a quirk of fate, they are reported dead in a crash though they weren't on the plane. This gives them the opportunity to live together free from their previous lives. Unfortunately, this artificial arrangement leads to greater and greater stress. Eventually the situation collapses when they come to pursue their original, individual interests without choosing a common path. Written by Mark Carroll

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

18 October 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Det var på Capri See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Wallis Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on Janaury 26, 1953 with Joseph Cotten and Joan Fontaine reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

When they are touring the ruins of Pompeii, David remarks about the beautiful sunset. But it is obvious from the way the shadows lie, that the sun is still high in the sky. See more »

Quotes

Jim: There's no vacation for decency.
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Connections

Referenced in The Cosby Show: Elvin Pays for Dinner (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

September Song
from "Knickerbocker Holiday"
Music by Kurt Weill
Lyrics by Maxwell Anderson
Sung by Walter Huston
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A Great Romantic Movie
1 March 2007 | by riomarSee all my reviews

I've been a Joan fan for a while now, so when I saw the laser disc for this movie I got it right away.

I was definitely not disappointed.

This movie has got a great story that could actually happen in real life.

Joan gives a great performance as usual, of course Joseph is also perfect as the man she falls in love with at the same time saving her life.

A great movie to watch if you like romance and a beautiful setting for a movie Italy.


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