A married American woman has gotten involved with another man while visiting relatives in Rome. She decides that the time has come to break off the relationship, and she makes plans to return home to her husband. But she soon realizes that she is not at all sure about what she wants to do, and she continues to agonize over her decision.Written by
[tenderly clutching each other while secretly aboard an empty train at the station]
Oh my darling, will you forgive me?
There's nothing to forgive, I'm the one to be forgiven.
I want you to be happy, that's all I want. I'll let you go, I'll never see you again; but I want you to be happy!
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'Photographed in its actual settings by G.R. Aldo'. See more »
The 72 and 63 min. versions are both from Selznick and the only difference is that a 9 min. musical short, Autumn in Rome, filmed by James Wong Howe, and directed by the great art director William Cameron Menzies, in which Patti Page performed two songs inspire; by the film, was tacked on in order to bring the picture up to a standard feature length at 72 min. , when Columbia Pictures released Indiscretion in the U.S. in 1954. This is not a longer edit of the De Sica original. The Film only exists in two versions, the Selznick 63 and the De Sica 89. That short is also included on the Criterion Collection DVD, along with both versions of the film. See more »
Rhapsody in Blue
Written by George Gershwin
(heard as transition between the two Patti Page ballads) See more »
A married American woman has an affair with an Italian man while visiting her sister in Rome. This short film (a longer director's cut now exists) focuses on the last few hours spent at a train station as the woman is returning home. De Sica creates some striking imagery but the script is too slight to let the characters or the plot develop. Apparently producer Selznick cut the film to stress the romance and to make Jones (his wife then) look good. Clift plays a brooding, hot-blooded Italian but isn't given much to do. Both Jones and Clift have quirky mannerisms that seem well suited to the roles of the angst-ridden lovers. An interesting curiosity piece.
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