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Come September (1961)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 9 August 1961 (USA)
Younger generation vs. "older" folks on vacation at an Italian villa.

Director:

Robert Mulligan

Writers:

Stanley Shapiro (screenplay), Maurice Richlin (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rock Hudson ... Robert L. Talbot
Gina Lollobrigida ... Lisa Helena Fellini
Sandra Dee ... Sandy Stevens
Bobby Darin ... Tony
Walter Slezak ... Maurice Clavell
Brenda de Banzie ... Margaret Allison (as Brenda De Banzie)
Rossana Rory ... Anna
Ronald Howard Ronald Howard ... Spencer
Joel Grey ... Beagle
Ronnie Haran Ronnie Haran ... Sparrow
Chris Seitz Chris Seitz ... Larry
Cindy Conroy Cindy Conroy ... Julia
Joan Freeman ... Linda
Nancy Anderson Nancy Anderson ... Patricia
Michael Eden Michael Eden ... Ron
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Storyline

Wealthy industrialist Robert Talbot arrives early for his annual vacation at his luxurious Italian villa to find three problems lying in wait for him. Firstly, his long-time girlfriend Lisa Fellini has given up waiting for him to pop the question and has decided to marry another man. Secondly, the major domo of his villa, Maurice Clavell, has turned the estate into a posh hotel to make some easy money while the boss isn't around. And, finally, the current guests of the "hotel" are a group of young American girls trying to fend off a gang of oversexed boys, led by Tony, who are 'laying siege' at the outer walls of the villa. Talbot, to his own surprise, finds himself becoming an overprotective chaperone. Written by Alfred Jingle

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Taglines:

A Quiet hideaway... A Secret rendezvous... then the teen-agers barged in! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

9 August 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tuya en septiembre See more »

Filming Locations:

Lago di Albano, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$14,170,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The first movie to be shown on transcontinental and intercontinental flights. (See also By Love Possessed (1961).) Walter Slezak hand-delivered the film to the plane for the inaugural in-flight-movie flight. See more »

Goofs

Boom mic pole casts a shadow across the characters and house when the boys arrive at the villa, and Rock is running them off. It pulls away right after Bobby Darin asks if it is legal for their reservations to be denied. See more »

Quotes

Spencer: I can tell you I've had some problems: those sisters of mine. Well, I had the deuce of a job persuading them that it was the accepted thing nowadays for an Englishman to marry a foreigner.
Lisa Helena Fellini: Here in Italy, I am not the foreigner; you and your sisters are the foreigners.
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Referenced in Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010) See more »

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Multiplication
Words and Music by Bobby Darin
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The more things change...
4 September 2005 | by npwanabeSee all my reviews

I hadn't seen this movie in over 20 years, but I enjoyed it even more this time. The movie was good, and the Italian countryside and culture gave it something a little different from similar films. While the movie is the typical boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back, hearing some of it in Italian gave it a little more spice. It was also curious to hear the characters speak of "today's" morals. It seems every movie that comments on social standards think we are constantly moving forward and changing. The movie was made 45 years ago, but things still have not changed, although we like to think they have. We are still the little children we have always been. We want the milk (shake) without having to buy the cow!


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