Teresa (1951 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Fred Zinnemann|
|Produced by||Arthur Loew, Jr.|
|Screenplay by||Stewart Stern|
|Music by||Louis Applebaum|
Teresa is a 1951 American drama film directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Pier Angeli and John Ericson. The film's screenplay was written by Stewart Stern based on a story he wrote with Alfred Hayes, for which they were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Story.
Phillip Cass, a sensitive, young man (John Ericson), is saddled with a mother from hell. While fighting in Italy during World War II, he marries a sweet, young Italian woman (Pier Angeli) who might be able to change his life and satisfy his desire to be loved. Readjustment proves difficult as the young couple have to share a New York apartment with his parents and sister, while Philip feels a failure at menial jobs. The birth of a baby finally gives the couple new hope.
- Pier Angeli as Teresa Russo
- John Ericson as Philip Cass
- Patricia Collinge as Mrs. Clara Cass
- Richard Bishop as Mr. Cass
- Peggy Ann Garner as Susan Cass
- Ralph Meeker as Sgt. Dobbs
- Bill Mauldin as Grissom
- Ave Ninchi as Teresa's Mother
- Edward Binns as Sgt. Brown
- Rod Steiger as Frank
- Aldo Silvani as Professor Crocce
- Tommy Lewis as Walter
- Franco Interlenghi as Mario
According to MGM records, the film made $743,000 in the United States and Canada, and $1,004,000 elsewhere, recording a profit of $421,000.
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