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An American soldier causes a stir in his hometown when he returns with an Italian bride in tow.


John Ericson
as Philip Cass
Patricia Collinge
as Mrs. Clara Cass, Philip's Mother
Richard Bishop
as Mr. Cass, Philip's Father
Ralph Meeker
as Sgt. Dobbs
Bill Mauldin
as Grissom
Ave Ninchi
as Teresa's Mother
Edward Binns
as Sgt. Brown
Al Silvani
as Prof. Crocce
Aldo Silvani
as Prof. Crocce
Edith Atwater
as Mrs. Lawrence
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Critic Reviews for Teresa

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  • Teresa is an American picture with a European flavor. For that reason, it may not find favor with the majority of moviegoers. But many will admire its realism, natural acting and real backgrounds.

    Jul 31, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Teresa

  • Dec 30, 2017
    A movie of note only because it stars a 19 year old Pier Angeli, who plays an Italian girl who meets an American solider (John Ericson) during the war, and marries him shortly thereafter. Angeli is bright-eyed and radiant, and I loved her conversations with her family in Italian, even if they weren't subtitled (maybe even more so because they weren't). Briefly seeing some of the sites in Rome was also nice. Unfortunately, Ericson is not nearly as good as Angeli. His character is admittedly difficult to play and not all that likeable, suffering from panic attacks, lack of confidence, and overall wishy-washiness. I loved how the film is honest in its depiction of war, showing us fear and cowardice, but unfortunately there are no real consequences to it. There are hints at the generation gap of the 1950's, but Ericson is no James Dean. The story telling from director Fred Zinnemann is too segmented and scattered, shifting from war film, to war bride film, to domineering mother film. Patricia Collinge is brilliant as the mom, particularly as we come to understand just how controlling she is, but it's at a point in the film where we just don't see the focus. The ending is also abrupt and unbelievable, as if the filmmakers didn't where to go with it either.
    Antonius B Super Reviewer

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