Irene Girard is an ambassador's wife and used to living in luxury. After the dramatic death of her son, she feels guilty of having neglected him and feels compelled to help people in need who cross her path. One day she offers shelter to a man who is evading justice, and she ends being arrested herself. Her husband, for the sake of social propriety, arranges for a doctor to declare her insane. Irene escapes one prison to enter another, and to reflect on what sort of society she lives in.
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The square Irene and Andrea drive to is the Campodoglio in Rome. The equestrian statue is of Marcus Aurelius, emperor and stoic philosopher. See more
[the subject of politics arises during a dinner party conversation at the Girard home
Darling, I think we'd rather change the subject, huh? Andre is slightly radical.
Oh, a Socialist.
Worst than than that, I'm afraid.
You see what a good hostess I am. A real diplomat. I put the dove of peace on my left and a Marshall plan on my right and somewhere in the middle I put a neutral buffer state like Switzerland. And look what happens.
Ingrid Bergman, Alexander Knox and the other English-speaking actors dub their own voices into English for the English version. See more