- Original title
- Running time
- 100 min.
- United Kingdom
David Lean, H. E. Bates (Novel: Arthur Laurents)
Drama. Romance | Romantic Drama
- Synopsis / Plot
- Jane Hudson, a jaunty as well as attractive middle-aged secretary from Akron, Ohio, has finally made it to Venice, Italy, for her long-awaited dream vacation. Never-married Jane is a self-described "independent type" who's content, or so she claims, to go it mostly alone, armed with her movie camera. Jane soon discovers that even in a city as beautiful and fascinating as Venice, going it alone can still leave one feeling terribly lonely. All that is about to change, starting with a brief encounter at an outdoor café in the Piazza San Marco, where Jane draws the attention of a handsome antiques-shop owner named Renato de Rossi.
: 2 nominations for Oscar: Best Director, Actress (Katharine Hepburn)
: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Film from any Source & Best Foreign Actress (Hepburn)
: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Director
: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films
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