Friday, 2 November 2012

1961, Film: "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone”

"The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone" premièred on December 28, 1961. This British film made by Seven Arts-Warner Bros was directed by José Quintero and produced by Louis De Rochemont. The screenplay was written by Gavin Lambert and Jan Read, it was based on the novel with the same name by Tennessee Williams. The main characters were played by Vivien Leigh, Warren Beatty, Lotte Lenya, Jill St. John and Coral Browne. Lotte Lenya was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in 1962.

The actress Karen Stone (Vivien Leigh) and her businessman husband are off on holiday to Rome. On the plane her husband suffers a fatal heart attack. Karen stays in Italy and rents a luxury apartment in Rome. The Contessa Magda Terribili-Gonzales (Lotte Lenya) introduces her to a young Italian man, Paolo (Warren Beatty). Karen and Paolo embark on a passionate affair, with disastrous consequences...
Vivien Leigh and Warren Beatty
Vivien Leigh
Main Cast
  • Vivien Leigh as Karen Stone
  • Warren Beatty as Paolo di Leo
  • Lotte Lenya as Contessa Magda Terribili-Gonzales
  • Coral Browne as Meg
  • Jill St. John as Barbara
  • Jeremy Spenser as Young man
  • Stella Bonheur as Mrs. Jamison-Walker
  • Peter Dyneley as Lloyd Greener
  • Carl Jaffe as Baron Waldheim
  • Harold Kasket as Tailor
  • Viola Keats as Julia McIlheny
  • Cleo Laine as Singer
  • Bessie Love as Bunny
  • Elspeth March as Mrs. Barrow
  • Henry McCarty as Campbell Kennedy
  • Warren Mitchell as Giorgio
Lotte Lenya and Warren Beatty
1961 Trailer

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