Monthly Archives: July 2016

Indiscretions of an American Wife

INDISCRETION OF AN AMERICAN WIFE, (aka STAZIONE TERMINI), Jennifer Jones, 1953.Jennifer Jones commits the “Indiscretion of an American Wife” with Montgomery Clift in this 1953 black and white romantic drama about married American Mary Forbes (Jones), whom—while in Rome—becomes entangled with Giovanni Doria (Clift) who confesses his love and tries to stop her from returning to her American life. Together they wander Rome’s Termini Station while Giovanni pleads with Mary not to take the train to Paris and ultimately reunite with her husband and daughter in Philadelphia. Will she throw away her old life for this passionate new romance?

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The Last Time I Saw Paris

Last Time I Saw ParisLoosely based on an F. Scott Fitzgerald short story, The Last Time I Saw Paris is a star-studded soap opera, starring Elizabeth Taylor with Van Johnson as reporter Charles Wills, who while in Paris, meets and falls in love with the gorgeous Helen Ellsworth (Elizabeth Taylor). Charles and Helen are married and Charles supports his wife as a freelance reporter, devoting evenings to writing a novel. After numerous rejections, Charles is more than willing to give up writing and live off the revenue of a Texas oil well in which he’d invested. As he squanders his newfound riches, he loses his literary ambitions and, slowly but surely, the love and devotion of his wife. His self-destructive behavior is halted only by a devastating tragedy.

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