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Indiscretion of an American Wife [1953]
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Director:Vittorio De Sica
Writer:Giorgio Prosperi
Luigi Chiarini
Truman Capote
Composer:Alessandro Cicognini
Length:63 minutes
(1 hour 3 minutes)
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:Drama
IMDB Rating:6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:67%
Amazon Rating:3.5/5 stars
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  • Romance
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Synopsis: Prior to leaving by train for Paris, a married American woman tries to break off her affair with a young Italian in Rome's Stazione Termini.


Reaction: Not terribly engaging and quite heavy on the drama.


Personal Rating: 5/10

Select Cast and Crew
Vittorio De Sica => Director
Giorgio Prosperi => Writer
Luigi Chiarini => Writer
Truman Capote => Writer
Alessandro Cicognini => Composer
Cesare Zavattini => Story "Terminal Station"
Gino Cervi => Police commissioner
Jennifer Jones => Mary Forbes
Montgomery Clift => Giovanni Doria
Nando Bruno => Employee (uncredited)
Paolo Stoppa => Baggage Clerk (uncredited)
Patti Page => Singer (uncredited)
Richard Beymer => Paul (as Dick Beymer)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Film debut of Richard Beymer.
  • Marlon Brando, Louis Jourdan, and Richard Burton were all considered for the Montgomery Clift role.
  • A short, {Autumn in Rome}, was supervised by Selznick as a prologue to Indiscretions to supplement the feature's brief 63 minute running time.
  • According to [?] Judith M. Kass in The Films of Montgomery Clift, Jennifer Jones developed a crush on Montgomery Clift, but when she found out that he was not inclined toward women, "she reportedly became so overwrought that she stuffed a mink jacket down the toilet of a portable dressing room."
  • Because De Sica could not understand English, he hired an Italian actor, gave him instructions on how to stand and speak, and asked Montgomery Clift to mimic him. Clift refused.