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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The battle scenes were filmed in Itay where actual fighting took place during WWII. See more »

Goofs

A soldier is seen holding a copy of "The Stars and Stripes" newspaper with the banner headline reading "IT'S ALL OVER OVER HERE". The actual headline for the Italian edition of the paper simply read "IT'S OVER OVER HERE". The Paris edition said "VICTORY", the Nice edition "Allies Proclaim: It's Over", the London edition "Germany Quits", and the German edition said "Nazis Quit!". 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 Challenge the Wilderness (1951) See more »

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Better than you reviewed it
10 February 2001 | by thegumbinersSee all my reviews

Teresa was one of several marvelous 1951 films that fell off the radar screen.

Others were 'Night and the City', Jules Dassin's best film and possibly the best "film noir" ever made; 'Bullfighter and the Lady' (forget the "B" picture title, it was far better than the more famous 'The Brave Bulls'; and 'The Sound of Fury', titled also later the same year 'Try and Get Me'.

Teresa joins this list of scarcely seen gems. It was John Ericson's first film, but also his best. It does (as your reviewer says) resemble, in its depiction of parental smothering, 'Rebel Without a Cause'. However, Teresa was better. It does Fred Zinnemann proud. It was more sensitive than his touching film of two years earlier, 'The Search'.

What a year 1951 was for forgotten films that were better than many well-known, fondly remembered ones.


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