Stazione Termini (Terminal Station) (Indiscretion of an American Wife) (1953)

Stazione Termini (Terminal Station) (Indiscretion of an American Wife)


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Legendary producer David O. Selznick teamed with Italian neorealist Vittorio De Sica (The Bicycle Thief) to bring audiences this heartfelt romantic drama concerning the pain of lost love and the difficulty of saying goodbye. When a beautiful but married American woman, Mary Forbes (Jennifer Jones), meets a handsome Italian, Giovanni Doria (Montgomery Clift), while on holiday in Rome, their forbidden affair soon develops into something more for the lovelorn Giovanni. As Mary bids her heartbroken … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Cesare Zavattini, Luigi Chiarini, Giorgio Prosperi, Truman Capote
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On DVD: Feb 8, 2000


as Mary Forbes

as Giovanni Doria

as Commissioner

as Paul Mary's nephew

as Employee

as Baggage Clerk
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Critic Reviews for Stazione Termini (Terminal Station) (Indiscretion of an American Wife)

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2)

The boredom is surprisingly unrelieved.

Full Review… | August 13, 2014
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

The stars give the drama a real pro try and the professional standards of delivery are high, even though the character interpretations will not be liked by all.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

It has a raw truth about it that is still deeply moving.

Full Review… | August 13, 2014
Radio Times

The filmmakers must have been trying to create another Brief Encounter (the railway station, the impossible love, etc) but missed by a mile and a half.

Full Review… | August 13, 2014
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Bowdlerized or not, the aching pathos of two aging ingénues huddled over a restaurant table and pouring over their mutual fragility remains intact

Full Review… | September 25, 2009

Vacuous melodrama.

Full Review… | June 19, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Stazione Termini (Terminal Station) (Indiscretion of an American Wife)


Most of the movie is pretty exciting, but it's pretty boring the rest of the time, so it's not that great.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


Muddled pointless drama with an overacting Jones and a curiously blank Clift. Heavily edited film makes little sense and offers no real involvement in it's story as it jumps without much cohesion from one point to another.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


I saw the butchered Americanized version of this film and I still thought it was pretty good. I read some harsh reviews and comments regarding this version but I don't think it's nearly as bad as they make it out to be. I could still sense this was made by a foreign director before I was even aware of it. It just had a bit of a more unique feel to it than a Hollywood movie. After seeing this, I'd love to see Vittorio De Sica's original uncut version because it is supposed to be vastly superior. Still, I found this to be intriguing and beautifully shot.

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