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Rome Adventure (1962)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 21 April 1962 (USA)
Prudence resigns from her teaching position after being criticized for giving a student her copy of a romance novel. She sails for Italy, takes a job at a small bookstore in Rome, and meets... See full summary »

Director:

Delmer Daves

Writers:

Irving Fineman (based upon the novel by), Delmer Daves (written for the screen by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Troy Donahue ... Don Porter
Suzanne Pleshette ... Prudence Bell
Rossano Brazzi ... Roberto Orlandi
Angie Dickinson ... Lyda Kent
Hampton Fancher ... Albert Stillwell
Constance Ford ... Daisy Bronson
Al Hirt ... Al Hirt
Iphigenie Castiglioni Iphigenie Castiglioni ... Contessa
Chad Everett ... Young Man
Gertrude Flynn Gertrude Flynn ... Mrs. Riggs
Pamela Austin ... Agnes Hutton
Lili Valenty Lili Valenty ... Angelina
Mary Patton Mary Patton ... Mrs. Helen Bell
Maurice Wells Maurice Wells ... Mr. Bell
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Storyline

Prudence resigns from her teaching position after being criticized for giving a student her copy of a romance novel. She sails for Italy, takes a job at a small bookstore in Rome, and meets Don, who has just broken up with his girlfriend. Prudence and Don tour Italy together, and romance naturally follows. Written by Dennis Lewis <dsl@sprynet.com>

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THIS was her European plan for learning about love... See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

21 April 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lovers Must Learn See more »

Filming Locations:

Roma, Lazio, Italy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The establishing shot of Briarcroft College For Women at the beginning of the film is actually an outtake from the film "Parrish" made a year earlier. It is a shot of Paige Raike returning home on her bicycle after having spoken with Parrish at the tobacco field. See more »

Goofs

On their bus tour of Italy, Don and Prudence travel north from Rome to Arezzo, then Florence, then west to Pisa before spending the night on the shore of the Mediterranean. They would then naturally continue north to Lago Maggiore, their ultimate destination. Instead, they travel more than halfway back to Rome to visit Orvieto before continuing on to Lago Maggiore. Clearly these stops were rearranged in editing, since during their visit to Orvieto their relationship becomes much more meaningful. See more »

Quotes

Albert Stillwell: Could I ask, just one more question? What was that Italian doing with your, eh, nightgown? Trying to get - fresh?
Prudence Bell: Oh, no. He was just wondering how my body would look in it.
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Connections

Referenced in Del rosa al amarillo (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Al di là
Music by Mogol
Lyrics by Carlo Donida
Performed by Frankie Fanelli
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Gorgeous Escapism
5 February 2002 | by wink1980See all my reviews

A wonderful romantic movie that in my view is highly underrated. While this is by no means a great film, it is hard to find much better if you're in the mood for pure romantic escapism. Pleshette, Dickinson, and of course Donahue are a feast for the eyes. The sets are gorgeous, particularly Angie Dickinson's place. To wear those clothes they wore and have a chic little dinner in an apartment like that we can only fantasize about in this day and age. The scenery of Italy takes back seat to nothing in this film but for my money the greatest scene is at the romantic little restaurant when the singer sings "Al di La". Folks, buy it or rent it because you will never see this type of movie on the big screen anymore.


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