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Come September (1961)

Approved | | Comedy , Romance | 9 August 1961 (USA)
Younger generation vs. "older" folks on vacation at an Italian villa.

Director:

Robert Mulligan

Writers:

Stanley Shapiro (screenplay), Maurice Richlin (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rock Hudson ... Robert L. Talbot
Gina Lollobrigida ... Lisa Helena Fellini
Sandra Dee ... Sandy Stevens
Bobby Darin ... Tony
Walter Slezak ... Maurice Clavell
Brenda de Banzie Brenda de Banzie ... Margaret Allison (as Brenda De Banzie)
Rossana Rory ... Anna
Ronald Howard Ronald Howard ... Spencer
Joel Grey ... Beagle
Ronnie Haran Ronnie Haran ... Sparrow
Chris Seitz Chris Seitz ... Larry
Cindy Conroy Cindy Conroy ... Julia
Joan Freeman ... Linda
Nancy Anderson Nancy Anderson ... Patricia
Michael Eden Michael Eden ... Ron
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Storyline

Wealthy industrialist Robert Talbot arrives early for his annual vacation at his luxurious Italian villa to find three problems lying in wait for him. Firstly, his long-time girlfriend Lisa Fellini has given up waiting for him to pop the question and has decided to marry another man. Secondly, the major domo of his villa, Maurice Clavell, has turned the estate into a posh hotel to make some easy money while the boss isn't around. And, finally, the current guests of the "hotel" are a group of young American girls trying to fend off a gang of oversexed boys, led by Tony, who are 'laying siege' at the outer walls of the villa. Talbot, to his own surprise, finds himself becoming an overprotective chaperone. Written by Alfred Jingle

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Taglines:

It's the "CHAMPAGNE CROWD" vs the "CAMPUS SET"...with the Romantic Riviera as the Playground!! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

9 August 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tuya en septiembre See more »

Filming Locations:

Lago di Albano, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$14,170,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Raoul Walsh sold Hudson's contract to Universal, he retained the rights to the actor for one picture. This obligation was settled a decade later when the director was given a percentage of the profits from "Come September." See more »

Goofs

After Walter Slezak walks behind Rock Hudson into the mansion foyer, he says to Rock Hudson "I'll take your rooms to your bag", after which one can notice the peculiar reaction of Rock Hudson. See more »

Quotes

Robert L. Talbot: Thank you, you've reaffirmed my lack of confidence in my fellow man.
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Typical Sixties Romantic Comedy
20 October 2013 | by atlasmbSee all my reviews

Come September contains few surprises in that it's a light comedy that represents its time (1961). You get the expected romantic complications, misunderstandings, scheming, and a suitable resolution. No drama here; you know how it will all turn out. But that's okay. When you watch a comedy like Come September, you would be disappointed if it didn't follow formula.

Come September has a few things to recommend it. All the actors do a fine job. Rock Hudson is the focus of the film and he holds it together. Gina Lollabrigida is sexy and funny; she plays her part with spirit.

In addition, the scenery--shot along the Italian Riviera--is beautiful. The villa where the story unfolds is perfect as the vacation home of a rich American businessman.

To top it off, in what other film do you get a joke about a drunken parakeet?


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