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Monday, June 4, 2012

The Morning Movie: ROME ADVENTURE (1962)

 Suzanne and Troy embark on a Rome Adventure

Thanks to the recent cinematic world tour post by Whistlingypsy over as Distant Voices and Flickering Shadows, I started watching Rome Adventure. About 45 minutes in, I'm loving it. It's about a young librarian named Prudence (a stunning debut by Suzanne Pleshette) who works at a stuffy college for women. She gets into trouble for giving one of the students a particular book, which the board deems too racy. Prudence resigns and heads to Italy to start living life. She meets Rossano Brazzi on the boat ride over. Later on she will meet Troy Donahue. I got to the part where Prudence is looking for work and meets The American Bookshop owner Daisy (wonderfully played by Constance Ford...who reminds me of a certain friend of mine named Irene). I had to cut it off as I had to leave for work but will finish this wonderful film when I return. And expect a full review once I do. Thanks again Whistlingypsy!

Prudence meets Daisy, who is just chock full of wisdom and sharp wit


Irene Palfy said...

Very cool, Monty! She reminds you of a certain friend named Irene?? Oh.. golly.. hope it's me!! :") I do sooo want to see this film since I read the review of Whistlingypsy.. And now even more.. Will watch out for your full review!

whistlingypsy said...

Monty, I'm so glad you've had a chance to peek at the film. If Daisy reminds you of your friend Irene (and vice versa?), I'm sure she is someone I would like to know.

monty said...

Yep, you are the Irene I'm talking about. And Karin, you would love getting to know Irene. She is one of my best friends!

Rick29 said...

Monty, it is my least favorite of the Delmer Daves-Troy Donahue collaborations. That said, it's a very scenic film and pleasant enough. Troy & Suzanne got married in real life.

Irene Palfy said...

Aww.. Monty! Thank you for your kind words! :") You are for sure one of my best friends, too - well.. you are aware of that - I hope! :")

Kalli said...

This sounds like a film I need to check out! Nice post!

Patti said...

I absolutely would love to go to Italy...Venice, Florence, Milan, and, of course, Rome! A trip there is definitely on my bucket list! Films set there only add to that longing.

How fun that one of the characters reminded you of Irene. With her love of books, she would make a great bookstore owner.

Irene Palfy said...

Patti - I would love to go on an Italy trip with you and Monty.. ;") And thank you for your kind words! (I love bookstore and library scenes in films.. Always happy to see a bookish character, too..)


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