Sunday, 3 May 2009

More ways to waste time

The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961) - Original Trailer

Based on the novel by Tennessee Williams, starring Vivien Leigh, Warren Beatty, Coral Browne, Lotte Lenya, and Jill St. John.

The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961) tells the tale of a fading American actress (played by a Pierre Balmain clad Vivien Leigh) who, en route to Rome, unexpectedly becomes a very rich American widow. Adrift and afraid, she decides to stay in the Eternal City. Where, against her better judgement, she takes a lover (Beatty). A lover who is bought and paid for.

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Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Dear Vivien was such a grand interpreter of Tennessee Williams' work.

Rose C'est La Vie said...

oh god, I've got to see this film. If only for Miss Leigh's wardrobe.(Shame about the lavender wig though). Thanks for more film genius.

Suburban Pioneer said...

What was that line "At this point a cut throat would be a convenience"

I love the line and the way she delivered it.

columnist said...

Haven't seen this version, but enjoyed Helen Mirren's portrayal of Mrs Stone, with assorted and very handsome real Italian lovers.

Brilliant Asylum said...

Oooh--Thanks for the NetFlix idea.

HOBAC said...

BA - I don't think you will regret it.

thombeau said...

This movie is such a hoot. I love it!