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When in Rome (1952)

An American fugitive flees to Rome and tries to elude capture by masquerading as a priest.

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Aggiunto Bodulli
Carlo Rizzo ...
Antonio Silesto
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Father McGinniss
Dino Nardi ...
Commissario Genoa
Aldo Silvani ...
Cabby with horse and buggy
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Luigi Lugacetti
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Mrs. Lugacetti
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Rosa
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Ship's Captain
Charles Fawcett ...
Mr. Cates
Alberto Lolli ...
Father Segatini
Adriano Ambrogi ...
Father Mariani
Amina Pirani Maggi ...
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An American fugitive flees to Rome and tries to elude capture by masquerading as a priest.

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10 July 1952 (Portugal)  »

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$1,313,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film was a flop at the box office for MGM, resulting in a loss of $918,000 ($8.4M in 2017) according to studio records. See more »

Goofs

A large moving shadow of the boom microphone is visible on the wall behind Father John when he is in Bodulli's office asking for his help in getting a pardon for Joe. See more »

Quotes

Father John X. Halligan: Holiness often disappears with the daylight.
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Opening card: "1950 was a holy year. Three million pilgrims from every part of the world thronged to Rome, the Eternal City. Our story is about two men who journeyed to Rome that year. One was Father John X. Halligan, a young priest from Coaltown, Pennsylvania, whose mission was a holy one; the other was Joe Brewster, late of Sing Sing, San Quentin, Joliet, and Atlanta, whose mission was not so holy...

If our story has a moral, it's a simple one: God may move in mysterious ways, but He gets there just the same. " See more »

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Hymn 'Panis Angelicus'
by César Franck
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Paul Douglas at his best
26 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is a very wry twist on The Prince and The Pauper. Paul Douglas is a gambler who has run afoul of the law and evades serving his time by stealing Priest Van Johnson's identity. This simple plot is worked extremely insightfully and from the heart by Douglas and Johnson. Joseph Calleia adds balance and irreverence as the cynical chief of police. A couple twists you won't see coming coupled with one that you probably will, but will love anyway, makes the whole experience unforgettable and triumphant.


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