Was this review helpful to you? On the boat she meets boring and love-lorn etruscologist Albert (Hampton Fancher) and suave debonnair Italian man Roberto (Rossano Brazzi). , The film was known during production as Lovers Must Learn. Sailing from New York she picks the wrong man as a protective consort, providing two potential romantic interests. Sailing back to New York City, Prudence sees her parents from the ship's rail and begins to disembark. Prudence and Don tour Italy together, and romance naturally follows. OMG I love Rossano Brazzi!This sounds an awful lot like a redux of David Lean's Summertime, (I think in Brazzi's first starring role). The song "Al di là" featured in the film and performed by Emilio Pericoli was originally recorded by Betty Curtis and Luciano Tajoli and winner of the 1961 edition of the Sanremo Festival, subsequently becoming Italy's entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 1961. The real star of "Rome Adventure" is Italy. (1962). While in Switzerland, Lyda meets a wealthy older man in exile there. You become aware of not only your surroundings, but the time in which you find yourself. He's actually the film's greatest flaw, which I find hard to understand. An urban wheeler-dealer gets involved in organized crime, corrupt city politics and graft while falling in-love with the fiancée of the newly elected mayor.
A woman's sexual compulsions threaten to destroy her marriage. It comes down to script. Prudence resigns from her teaching position after being criticized for giving a student her copy of a romance novel. Even if I've never seen the film before, movies that were made in the early 1960s, somehow trigger a response. "Piazza" is much more successful as a Euro romance than "Rome Adventure" because its plot takes some truly unexpected turns. From Lollobrigida to Gidget: Romance and Heartache in Italy, Criterion Collection: Jubal | Blu-ray Review, Movies I've seen... (updated and reloaded), What to Watch if You Miss the "Game of Thrones" Cast. They embrace as Don tells her of his love and asks her to marry him. With Troy Donahue, Suzanne Pleshette, Rossano Brazzi, Angie Dickinson.
 Unlike the film, the novel was set in Paris. A widowed doctor of both Chinese and European descent falls in love with a married American correspondent in Hong Kong during China's Communist revolution. Even watching the credits in combo with Steiner's music swept me back to that era. Mr. Barkely asked Lyda to accompany him on his yacht to "paint his portrait".
"I really enjoy Suzanne Pleshette in most things I've seen her in. "Suzanne Pleshette and Troy Donohue just radiate early 60s like nobody's business, as does Max Steiner's score, the cinemascope cinematography and the dialog. They continue on by themselves to Lago Maggiore for a tour of the garden spots of northern Italy, the Italian Alps with "Al Di Là" playing over the chairlift speakers, and Verona with its Romeo and Juliet balcony. (Ooh thanks for inspiring me for a post! There is little chemistry between he and Pleshette, certainly no fire like he had with Sandra Dee. ... Gorgeous locations and unbelievable hair lend interest to this soap opera. Congratulations to everyone who reviewed books whether it was one book or all six. Hamilton plays an intrinsically happy Italian who falls in love with Mimieux' childlike character. Albert Stillwell, a student of Etruscan history is a perfect gentleman, while Roberto Orlandi (Rossano Brazzi) is the perfect mature Roman lover. At dinner, Emilio Pericoli sings "Al Di Là" (a song that reached number 6 after the movie's release in 1962). She decides to have a sexual relationship with Roberto Orlandi, the Italian man who had pursued her at the beginning of her stay in Italy. This is exactly the character she plays in Hitchock's "The Birds," losing out to Tippi Hedren for Rod Taylor's love. Troy Donohue, who gave a very good and believable performance in "Summer Place," is pretty wooden here. Rome Adventure, also known as Lovers Must Learn, is a 1962 romantic drama film, based on the 1932 novel Lovers Must Learn by Irving Fineman. It has always been a special year. Back in Rome, Lyda has got into more trouble and has an urgent need to see Don. A self-made businessman rekindles a romance with a former flame while their two teenage children begin a romance of their own with drastic consequences for both couples.  Donahue and Pleshette fell in love while filming.. Audience Reviews for Rome Adventure. Looking for something to watch? Then she sees a candelabra and roses weaving their way through the crowd, behind her parents, and it is Don. Most of the interiors scenes were shot at Warner Bros, Burbank. At the market place, Prudence coincidentally runs into Albert and his mother, and is concerned that this woman will report to her mother back in the U.S. that she is no longer on the bus tour, but on a romantic trip with Don. It could have been written in a way that suggested Donohue was talking about just he and Pleshette themselves, but the grand gesture of suggesting that the notion that all women were put on earth as the anchors for men is a cage many people (men and women) would bristle at. Pleshette's small role is still one of the most remarkably well-developed of any secondary character in all of Hitch's films. Feb 01, 2017. Don is summoned to a fancy hotel where Lyda confesses she has married a possessive rich older man, Bentley, and needs Don to free her from her palatial prison. It was directed by Delmer Daves and stars Troy Donahue, Angie Dickinson, and Suzanne Pleshette. I wonder what most women today would think of the scene where Donohue tells Pleshette that women's role on Earth is to be the anchor for the man? Set in Palm Springs, California during a long, fun-filled weekend where several Los Angeles college students flock to spring break, centering on Jim who finds romance with Bunny, the ... See full summary », Arthur Hawke works as a coal truck driver in Kentucky, he in the process trying to protect his widowed mother Sarah Hawke's property rights against his wealthy and cutthroat paternal uncles... See full summary ». On the train, Albert asks Prudence to marry him and confesses that he had fallen in love with her since the first day they met, but she evades him while the other passengers board the train. This new list is long overdue. "Rome Adventure" unfortunately telegraphs all its surprises along the way.Yet, in spite of all this, I found there was a lot to enjoy, and I think it's even a film worth revisiting on occasion, if nothing more than to give me another early 60s jolt, but to also re-experience that idyllic world of Rome the filmmakers created. Though it has some of the same cast members, it doesn't hold a candle to Delmer Daves' previous film, "Summer Place." Rome Adventure (1962) Palm Springs Weekend (1963) Boxed Set Review: Warner Bros. Prudence resigns from her teaching position after being criticized for giving a student her copy of a romance novel.
Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. After defending herself and the book, she resigns telling the school board she's going to Rome where she will encounter people who really know the meaning of love.
Don had decided that he loved Prudence, but then he received an urgent telegram to rescue Lyda. Before Lyda leaves, Don confronts her on a train, but she is unmovable, finally saying she may return to Italy later. Get your wallets ready because I have a brand new list of upcoming classic film books.
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