Indiscretion of an American Wife

Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953)

This Longing ... This Yearning ... This Wanting ...

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1953-02-14
  • User Rating: 5.779/10 from 43 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 3min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Selznick Releasing Organization
  • Production Country: Italy, United States of America
  • Director: Vittorio De Sica
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While on vacation in Rome, married American Mary Forbes becomes entangled in an affair with an Italian man, Giovanni Doria. As she prepares to leave Italy, Giovanni confesses his love for her; he doesn't want her to go. Together they wander the railroad station where Mary is to take the train to Paris, then ultimately reunite with her husband and daughter in Philadelphia. Will she throw away her old life for this passionate new romance?

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  • Jennifer Jones

    as Mary Forbes
  • Montgomery Clift

    as Giovanni Doria
  • Gino Cervi

    as Police Commissioner
  • Richard Beymer

    as Paul
  • Paolo Stoppa

    as Traveling Salesman
  • Nando Bruno

    as Railway Worker
  • Enrico Glori

    as Police Brigadier
  • Liliana Gerace

    as Pregnant Sicilian Woman
  • Giuseppe Porelli

    as Gallant Traveler
  • Roberto Rai

    as Brakeman
  • Maria Pia Casilio

    as Young Bride from Abruzzo (uncredited)
  • Clelia Matania

    as Mother of Annoying Children on the Train (uncredited)
  • Enrico Viarisio

    as Cheerful Telegram Man (uncredited)
  • Memmo Carotenuto

    as Venturini, Thief at the Police Station (uncredited)
  • Charles Fawcett

    as Sad Man at the Post Office (uncredited)
  • Mariolina Bovo

    as Blonde Girl on the Train (uncredited)
  • Attilio Torelli

    as Robbed Man at the Police Station (uncredited)
  • Gigi Reder

    as Bridegroom from Abruzzo (uncredited)
  • Ciro Di Castro

    as Information Desk Attendant (uncredited)
  • Pasquale De Filippo

    as Post Office Clerk (uncredited)
  • Oscar Blando

    as Railway Worker (uncredited)
  • Aristide Catoni

    as Priest (uncredited)
  • Ugo Mari

    as Priest (uncredited)
Writing Truman Capote Dialogue
Production David O. Selznick Executive Producer
Writing Ben Hecht Writer
Editing Eraldo Da Roma Editor
Camera Oswald Morris Director of Photography
Directing Vittorio De Sica Director
Production Vittorio De Sica Producer
Writing Cesare Zavattini Screenplay
Writing Cesare Zavattini Story
Sound Alessandro Cicognini Original Music Composer
Art Virgilio Marchi Art Direction
Sound James G. Stewart Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Camera James Wong Howe Additional Director of Photography
Camera Nino Cristiani Assistant Camera
Costume & Make-Up Carlo Sindici Hairstylist
Editing Jean Barker Editor
Costume & Make-Up Christian Dior Costume Design
Production Wolfgang Reinhardt Associate Producer
Writing Luigi Chiarini Screenplay
Writing Giorgio Prosperi Screenplay
Camera Sergio Bergamini Camera Operator
Sound Franco Ferrara Conductor
Production Marcello Girosi Associate Producer
Costume & Make-Up Romolo de Martino Makeup Artist
Crew Richard Van Hessen Technical Advisor
Directing Mario Russo Script Supervisor
Camera Angelo Pennoni Still Photographer
Camera G.R. Aldo Director of Photography
Sound Alberto Bartolomei Sound Engineer
Production Roberto Moretti Unit Manager
Editing Marcella Benvenuti Assistant Editor
Directing Luisa Alessandri Assistant Director
Production Nino Misiano Production Manager
Sound Bruno Brunacci Sound Engineer
Production Pasquale Misiano Production Secretary
Camera Augusto Tinelli Assistant Camera
Sound Audrey Granville Music Editor
Costume & Make-Up Alessandro Antonelli Wardrobe Supervisor