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Teresa (1951)

A reluctant soldier, Peter, serves in Italy during WWII. He marries a local girl named Teresa and brings her to the US.

Director:

Fred Zinnemann

Writers:

Alfred Hayes (story), Stewart Stern (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Pier Angeli ... Teresa Russo
John Ericson ... Philip Cass
Patricia Collinge ... Mrs. Clara Cass, Philip's Mother
Richard Bishop Richard Bishop ... Mr. Cass, Philip's Father
Peggy Ann Garner ... Susan Cass
Ralph Meeker ... Sgt. Dobbs
Bill Mauldin ... Grissom
Ave Ninchi ... Teresa's Mother
Edward Binns ... Sgt. Brown
Rod Steiger ... Frank
Aldo Silvani Aldo Silvani ... Professor Crocce
Tommy Lewis Tommy Lewis ... Walter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Guido Martufi Guido Martufi ... Sergio, Teresa's little brother
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Storyline

A reluctant soldier, Peter, serves in Italy during WWII. He marries a local girl named Teresa and brings her to the US.

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

22 June 1951 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Teresa - die Geschichte einer Braut See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The Italian town of Scascali, population 350 at the time, had been rebuilt following WWII, so the studio had the townspeople deface it again and paid many to be extras in the film. See more »

Goofs

When the ambulance backs up to the hospital in front of the church, a set of four studio lights is reflected in its rear windows. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Clara Cass, Philip's Mother: [to Philip] You'll never be a salesman, sonny.
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Connections

Referenced in Death in Hollywood (1990) See more »

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Unfocused, but Pier Angeli worth seeing
30 December 2017 | by gbill-74877See all my reviews

A movie of note only because it stars a 19 year old Pier Angeli, who plays an Italian girl who meets an American solider (John Ericson) during the war, and marries him shortly thereafter. Angeli is bright-eyed and radiant, and I loved her conversations with her family in Italian, even if they weren't subtitled (maybe even more so because they weren't). Briefly seeing some of the sites in Rome was also nice. Unfortunately, Ericson is not nearly as good as Angeli. His character is admittedly difficult to play and not all that likeable, suffering from panic attacks, lack of confidence, and overall wishy-washiness. I loved how the film is honest in its depiction of war, showing us fear and cowardice, but unfortunately there are no real consequences to it. There are hints at the generation gap of the 1950's, but Ericson is no James Dean. The story telling from director Fred Zinnemann is too segmented and scattered, shifting from war film, to war bride film, to domineering mother film. Patricia Collinge is brilliant as the mom, particularly as we come to understand just how controlling she is, but it's at a point in the film where we just don't see the focus. The ending is also abrupt and unbelievable, as if the filmmakers didn't where to go with it either.


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