Un Americano in Vacanza (1946)

Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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Luigi Zampa's A Week's Leave (Un American in Vacanza) stars Italy's Valentina Cortese and America's Leo Dale. Cortese plays Maria, a provincial schoolteacher who comes to Rome on an errand of mercy for her deprived countrymen. Dale is cast as Dick, a GI who offers Maria a ride when her ancient car breaks down. While absorbing the sights and sounds of Rome, Maria and Dick fall in love -- though their romance remains pure and chaste. The ending is neither happy nor unhappy, reflecting the uncertainty of the postwar era in which A Week's Leave takes place.

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love, poverty, romance, schoolteacher, soldier, war