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1hr 44min
April 5, 1951
Synopsis: In Teresa, director Fred Zinnemann adopts the same quasi-documentary approach he'd used in The Search (1948). Lensed on location in Italy and New York, the film introduces Pier Angeli in the title role, and co-stars three male newcomers: John Ericson, Ralph Meeker and Rod Steiger. Teresa is the Italian bride of GI Philip (Ericson), who is established from the outset as mentally disturbed. Taking Teresa home with him to New York, Philip begins to crack under the pressure of married life -- not to ... Full Synopsis
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An interesting if ultimately unsuccessful drama, Teresa deserves credit for trying to take a serious look at the lives of two "little" people affected by World War II and the attempts to build a future together. The protagonists are not special or unique; they're simply two people thrown together in the war who discover that there are elements that make simply being together a challenge. Director Fred ... Read Review
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