- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 29 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: August 19, 2003
- Originally Released: 1953
- Label: Criterion
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Disc Contains Two Cuts of the Same Feature, INDISCRETION OF AN AMERICAN WIFE (72 Mins) and TERMINAL STATION (89 Mins).
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary: Leonard Leff - Film Scholar
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
In Rome's Terminal Station, an adulterous American housewife named Mary is saying her final goodbye to her young lover, Giovanni. But before Mary can board the train, she and Giovanni are arrested after being caught in a rather steamy embrace. Will Mary be set free in time to catch her train' Or will she decide that staying in Rome permanently with Giovanni is the best choice'
Love Story |
Theatrical Release |
- Director de Sica came to the U.S. at the request of Howard Hughes, who promised to back De Sica in any project that he chose. The eccentric Hughes never bothered to meet with De Sica when he arrived in Los Angeles. Instead, famed producer David Selznick convinced De Sica to make INDISCRETION, with Selznick's own wife, Jennifer Jones, playing the lead role.
- Director De Sica didn't speak English. An Italian actor was hired as a go between for Clift and De Sica. The director would explain what he wanted to the Italian actor. Clift watched the actor, and then attempted to mimic his actions.
- The original version of the film was close to two hours long.
- Additional credit: Jean Barker (editor).
- Filmed entirely in Rome's Terminal Station.
- The American version has been edited from its foreign release running time of 87 minutes.