The Battle of the Villa Fiorita (1965)

111 mins | Drama | 1965

Director:

Delmer Daves

Writer:

Delmer Daves

Producer:

Delmer Daves

Cinematographer:

Oswald Morris

Editor:

Bert Bates

Production Designer:

Carmen Dillon

Production Company:

Warner Bros. Pictures
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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed on the Italian Riviera. Released in Great Britain in 1965; running time: 105 min. Also known as The Affair of Villa Fiorita ... More Less

Location scenes filmed on the Italian Riviera. Released in Great Britain in 1965; running time: 105 min. Also known as The Affair of Villa Fiorita . More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Delmer Daves Production
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Special ward des for Miss O'Hara
Special ward des for Miss O'Hara
MUSIC
Mus comp & cond
MAKEUP
Makeup
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod supv
Casting
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Battle of the Villa Fiorita by Rumer Godden (London, 1963).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Affair of Villa Fiorita
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 26 May 1965
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures
Copyright Date:
10 May 1965
Copyright Number:
LP30547
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Technicolor
Widescreen/ratio
Panavision
Duration(in mins):
111
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Moira Clavering, a middle-class British housewife, meets and falls in love with Italian concert pianist Lorenzo Tassara during one of the numerous absences of her husband, Darrell. When Darrell finds out about his wife's affair, he suggests that she go to Italy with her lover and decide what she must do. Darrell then takes the responsibility of telling their children, Michael and Debby. Unable to accept their mother's departure, the children follow Moira to Italy, where they confront Moira and Lorenzo. To add to the confusion, Lorenzo's daughter, Donna, also arrives and joins the battle to break up the romance between Moira and her father. The three children try everything from hunger strikes to temper tantrums; when all this fails, Michael and Donna go sailing during a storm. After the children are safely rescued, Moira decides that she must return to London and resume her family ... +


Moira Clavering, a middle-class British housewife, meets and falls in love with Italian concert pianist Lorenzo Tassara during one of the numerous absences of her husband, Darrell. When Darrell finds out about his wife's affair, he suggests that she go to Italy with her lover and decide what she must do. Darrell then takes the responsibility of telling their children, Michael and Debby. Unable to accept their mother's departure, the children follow Moira to Italy, where they confront Moira and Lorenzo. To add to the confusion, Lorenzo's daughter, Donna, also arrives and joins the battle to break up the romance between Moira and her father. The three children try everything from hunger strikes to temper tantrums; when all this fails, Michael and Donna go sailing during a storm. After the children are safely rescued, Moira decides that she must return to London and resume her family life. +

GENRE
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Sub-genre:
Domestic


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