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Un Americano in Vacanza


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...more