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September Affair (1950)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 18 October 1950 (USA)
An industrialist (Joseph Cotten) and a pianist (Joan Fontaine) meet on a trip and fall in love. Through a quirk of fate, they are reported dead in a crash though they weren't on the plane. ... See full summary »

Director:

William Dieterle

Writers:

Fritz Rotter (story), Robert Thoeren (screenplay)
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Fontaine ... Marianne 'Manina' Stuart
Joseph Cotten ... David Lawrence
Françoise Rosay ... Maria Salvatini
Jessica Tandy ... Catherine Lawrence
Robert Arthur ... David Lawrence Jr
Jimmy Lydon ... Johnny Wilson
Fortunio Bonanova ... Grazzi
Grazia Narciso Grazia Narciso ... Bianca
Anna Demetrio ... Rosita
Lou Steele Lou Steele ... Vittorio Portini
Frank Yaconelli Frank Yaconelli ... Mr. Peppino
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Storyline

An industrialist (Joseph Cotten) and a pianist (Joan Fontaine) meet on a trip and fall in love. Through a quirk of fate, they are reported dead in a crash though they weren't on the plane. This gives them the opportunity to live together free from their previous lives. Unfortunately, this artificial arrangement leads to greater and greater stress. Eventually the situation collapses when they come to pursue their original, individual interests without choosing a common path. Written by Mark Carroll

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

18 October 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Det var på Capri See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Wallis Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

William Wyler was at one point considered as director. See more »

Goofs

When they are touring the ruins of Pompeii, David remarks about the beautiful sunset. But it is obvious from the way the shadows lie, that the sun is still high in the sky. See more »

Quotes

Jim: There's no vacation for decency.
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Connections

Referenced in The Cosby Show: Elvin Pays for Dinner (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Concerto No. 2
(uncredited)
Music by Sergei Rachmaninoff
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Fine film, deep thoughts
20 March 2014 | by lhoebelSee all my reviews

If anyone thinks that Walter Huston's singing is the memorable aspect of this film, they are mistaken or just dead emotionally.

Yes, a small amount of disbelief, some details not developed but such a context for a love affair. Very Beautiful. A simple post WWII romantic film shot with wonderful Italian backdrops.

Joan Fontaine is of course the jewel in this film. Beautiful haunting displays of emotion and thoughts. A wonderful performance in a thought provoking film. If you ever had the opportunity, would you leave the life you live now for the life you imagine that would make you blissful?


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