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The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone ()


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An aging actress travels to Rome with her husband; after he suddenly dies during the flight, she begins a passionate affair with a young gigolo.

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Karen Stone
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Paolo di Leo
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Meg
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Barbara Bingham
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Young man
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Mrs. Jamison-Walker
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Lucia
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Lloyd Greener
Carl Jaffe ...
Baron Waldheim (as Carl Jaffé)
Harold Kasket ...
Tailor
Viola Keats ...
Julia McIlheny
Cleo Laine ...
Singer
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Bunny
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Mrs. Barrow
Henry McCarty ...
Campbell Kennedy (as Henry McCarthy)
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Giorgio
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Tom Stone
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Stefano - The Barber
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Stefano
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Mrs. Coogan
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Contessa Magda Terribili-Gonzales
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Principessa Bonmeni (uncredited)
Thelma D'Aguilar ...
Mita (uncredited)
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Robert Rietty ...
Bit Part (uncredited)
Joe Sonessa ...
Stalker (uncredited)

Directed by

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José Quintero

Written by

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Tennessee Williams ... (novel)
 
Gavin Lambert ... (screenplay)
 
Jan Read ... (additional writing)

Produced by

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Louis De Rochemont ... producer (as Louis de Rochemont)
Lothar Wolff ... associate producer

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Richard Addinsell

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Harry Waxman ... director of photography

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Ralph Kemplen

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Eunice Mountjoy ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Graham Shipham ... assembly editor (uncredited)

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Robert Lennard

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Roger K. Furse ... (as Roger Furse)

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Herbert Smith

Costume Design by

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Beatrice Dawson

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Bob Lawrance ... makeup artist
A.G. Scott ... hair stylist
Sidney Turner ... assistant make-up (uncredited)
Daphne Vollmer ... assistant hairdresser (uncredited)

Production Management

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Basil Somner ... production manager
Ted Wallis ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Derrick Parr ... second assistant director
Jake Wright ... second assistant director
Peter Yates ... assistant director
Derek Parr ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Tony Wallis ... third assistant director (uncredited)

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John Jarvis ... set dresser
Ivor Beddoes ... sketch artist (uncredited)
Ron Benton ... chief draughtsman (uncredited)
John Graysmark ... draughtsman (uncredited)
Tony Reading ... draughtsman (uncredited)
Peter Wood ... scenic artist (uncredited)

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Leslie Hodgson ... dubbing editor
Cecil Mason ... sound mixer
Keith Batten ... assistant boom operator (uncredited)
Tommy Staples ... boom assistant (uncredited)
Dennis Whitlock ... boom operator (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ernest Day ... camera operator
Bert Cann ... still photographer (uncredited)
Harold Haysom ... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Alec Mills ... focus puller (uncredited)
Jimmy Stilwell ... clapper loader (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Betty Adamson ... wardrobe
John Briggs ... wardrobe

Location Management

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Robert Porter ... location manager

Music Department

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Douglas Gamley ... conductor / music arranger (uncredited)

Other crew

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June Faithfull ... continuity
Jack King ... administrator
Charles Castle ... production assistant (uncredited)
Midge Warnes ... production secretary (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

Critics and the public say Karen Stone is too old -- as she approaches 50 -- for her role in a play she is about to take to Broadway. Her businessman husband, 20 years her senior, has been the angel for the play and gives her a way out: They are off to a holiday in Rome for his health. He suffers a fatal heart attack on the plane. Mrs. Stone stays in Rome. She leases a magnificent apartment with a view of the seven hills from the terrace. Then the contessa comes calling to introduce a young man named Paola to her. The contessa knows many presentable young men and lonely American widows. Written by Dale O'Connor

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Also Known As
  • Le visage du plaisir (France)
  • Der römische Frühling der Mrs. Stone (Germany)
  • La primavera romana de la señora Stone (Spain)
  • La primavera romana de la Sra. Stone (Spain)
  • Rzymska wiosna pani Stone (Poland)
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  • 103 min
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Trivia This was Tennessee Williams' personal favorite film adaptation of any of his works. See more »
Goofs The handkerchief Karen Stone takes out is different from the one picked up by the young man outside. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone: Looking for the Light in All the Dark Corners (2006). See more »
Soundtracks Love Is a Bore See more »
Crazy Credits The Warner Brothers shield logo which normally introduces a Warner Brothers film appears at the end of this film instead of at the beginning. See more »
Quotes Karen Stone: You see... I don't leave my diamonds in the soap dish... and when the time comes when nobody desires me... for myself... I'd rather not be... desired... at all.
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