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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 ... 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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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

Spencer: I can tell you I've had some problems: those sisters of mine. Well, I had the deuce of a job persuading them that it was the accepted thing nowadays for an Englishman to marry a foreigner.
Lisa Helena Fellini: Here in Italy, I am not the foreigner; you and your sisters are the foreigners.
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Connections

Referenced in Beyond the Sea (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

'Come September' Theme
Words and Music by Bobby Darin
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location of film
25 June 2005 | by itapeter-kaySee all my reviews

We love the film and have watched it countless times. Last year we were lucky to find out where the location of Mr Talbot's "villa" was. It is in reality one of the most luxurious hotels in the world dominating the the hill overlooking the bay of Portofino in the Italian Riviera. The staff in the hotel confirmed that the film was shot there. However, when we view the film, the shots from the terrace down to the harbour don't quite line up, so we imagine that another location was also used. If you ever get to Portofino, it is worth the climb to see the view and the coffee wasn't as expensive as it was down in the harbour. Best wishes Peter and Ita Kay.


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