Reviewed in May 2010
Director: David Lean. Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Rossano Brazzi, Gaetano Autiero, Isa Miranda, Mari Aldon, Darren McGavin, MacDonald Parke, Jane Rose, Virginia Simeon, Jeremy Spenser. Screenplay: H.E. Bates and David Lean (based on the play The Time of the Cuckoo by Arthur Laurents).

Photo © 1955
Lean must have picked her FOR her headstrong able qualities, even though "Il Counto?" never out of country? unfamiliar with camera? when she tells owner of pensione about her "friend" searching for something WAY back in her mind, she acts interested in the mind more than soppy about the something my dear girl, you are hungry - eat'a the ravioli; Really? Firewors sex? Really?; a red shoe on the balcony; very quiet buono notte Giovanna upon returning home; Please don't go, Let me go, I must catch that train, Oh, Renato!; B+

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Director: David Lean
Best Actress: Katharine Hepburn

Other Awards:
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Director

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