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In the Cool of the Day (1963)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 20 December 1963 (Finland)
After he mends a marital rift between a vacationing young couple, the bored, fragile wife falls hopelessly in love with the husband's ex-colleague who is married to a long suffering and ... See full summary »

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Robert Stevens

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Meade Roberts (screenplay), Susan Ertz (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Finch ... Murray Logan
Jane Fonda ... Christine Bonner
Angela Lansbury ... Sybil Logan
Arthur Hill ... Sam Bonner
Constance Cummings ... Mrs. Nina Gellert
Alexander Knox ... Frederick Bonner
Nigel Davenport ... Leonard Groves
John Le Mesurier ... Dr. Arraman
Alec McCowen ... Dickie Bayliss
Valerie Taylor ... Lily Kendrick
Andreas Markos Andreas Markos ... Andreas
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Coulouris ... (scenes deleted)
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After he mends a marital rift between a vacationing young couple, the bored, fragile wife falls hopelessly in love with the husband's ex-colleague who is married to a long suffering and emotionally and physically scarred woman. The couple soon run off to Greece together to pursue the romance. Written by alfiehitchie

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It Happened in the Irresistibly Romantic city of Athens See more »

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Greek | French

Release Date:

20 December 1963 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Cicatrices del alma See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Audrey Hepburn was originally offered the role of Christine but turned it down. See more »

Goofs

The car used in Greece was a 1956 Cadillac Series 60 Fleetwood Special Sedan. However 2 cars were used, one with black wall tires and one with period-correct white wall tires. When in the city, the car has white wall tires. Once the car gets on a country road, the tires change to black wall. It could also be that the city scenes were shot together, likewise the country scenes and in the interim the tires were changed. See more »

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[first lines]
Black Chauffeur: Excuse the horn; but, Mr. Sam likes to know when guests arrive.
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Soundtracks

In the Cool of the Day
Music by Manos Hatzidakis (as Manos Hadjidakis)
Greek lyrics by Nikos Gatsos ("The Lemon Tree")
English lyrics by Liam Sullivan
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole
Title song played over the opening credits
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Stepping Into Margaret's Shoes
21 December 2010 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Peter Finch and Jane Fonda play a pair of unhappy marrieds who run off to Greece for a fling in In The Cool Of The Day. With this film Jane takes on a role back in the day would have been played by her father's first wife Margaret Sullavan who was always playing tragic heroines in the glory days of Hollywood.

Fonda plays a sickly woman much like Sullavan in Three Comrades. But that doesn't mean she doesn't want to live and experience life. Her husband Arthur Hill is overprotective as she sees it, treating her like a hothouse plant. As for Finch he's married to a bitter and reclusive Angela Lansbury.

As Finch is a Hellenophile it's off to Greece for them where we experience In The Cool Of The Day's biggest asset, colorful location cinematography of some of Greece's best attractions. The second thing In The Cool Of The Day has going for it is the title song written by Greek composer Manos Hadjidakis who got an Oscar three years earlier for Never On Sunday. Nat King Cole's recording of it over the title credits is still warm and glowing.

But who gave Fonda that hairdo for this film ought to have been canned. Al Bundy used to call Marcy Darcy, sergeant Carterhead for her do on Married With Children and this one kind of reminds me a bit of it.

If you like the players or are a Hellenophile than you should In The Cool Of The Day.


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