Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Montgomery Clift, Jennifer Jones, Gino Cervi

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This film was directed in 1952 by Victorio Da Sica.

All film is developed in the Termini Station of Rome. The plot is about an American married woman who desn´t know if she should go back to the USA, where her husband and daughter are expencting her; or on the other hand, choose to stay in Italy with Giovanni, her lover.
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INDISCRETION OF AN AMERICAN WIFE is a movie directed by Vittorio de Sica in 1953.

Rome, Italy. The main railway station. Jennifer Jones tries to catch the next train to Paris. She has decided to leave her Italian lover Montgomery Clift and return home in Philadelphia to her husband and her little 7 years old girl. But Montgomery shows up at the last minute and she gets out of the train. She will spend the next hour trying to decide what to do : to stay with Montgomery or to catch the next train.

The movie lasts 120 min. in the european version but was edited by David Selznick to 63 min. for the U.S. audience.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker/wife Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American    -   Italian


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   moving train    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   None

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