Come September

Synopsis: Wealthy industrialist Robert Talbot arrives early for his annual vacation at his luxurious Italian villa to find three problems lying in wait for him. Firstly, his long-time girlfriend Lisa Fellini has given up waiting for him to pop the question and has decided to marry another man. Secondly, the major domo of his villa, Maurice Clavell, has turned the estate into a posh hotel to make some easy money while the boss isn't around. And, finally, the current guests of the "hotel" are a group of young American girls trying to fend off a gang of oversexed boys, led by Tony, who are 'laying siege' at the outer walls of the villa. Talbot, to his own surprise, finds himself becoming an overprotective chaperone.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Robert Mulligan
Production: Universal
  Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
112 min

Upon completion of the factory,

we will assume dual responsibilities.

Quanta la fabbrica sar ultimata,

sarebbe duplice responsabilit.

Er... Thee capitalization

will be shared equally.

They put up half, I put up half.

La capitalizzazione

sar divisa in parti iguali.

Needless to say, I have great

personal Interest In this project

and I'm looking forward to

its earliest consummation.

Inutile dire

che Mr Talbot ha un grandissimo...

- Mr Talbot your call to Rome.

- Ah. Excuse me, gentlemen.

- Lisa

- Mmm?

- lui. qui.

- E chi qui?



No, al Milano.

Speak English. I dont want her to hear.

What's he doing here In July?

He never comes till September.

Well, I don't know, but he's here.

I will say to him that

you are not in house

No, Ill talk to him.

But Lisa, I tell you, an old love Is

like an empty bottle of champagne.

You don't refill it

You get new bottle.

He has a right to know

I'm marrying.

He comes once a year, stays a month.

You never see him the rest of the year.

He has no rights.

Send him a letter.

Thats more than most husbands get.

MI scusi, sa. Torno subito.


Se parli con queil'uomo

sei comppletamente...

English I don't want them to hear.

- You've wasted enough time on that man.

- Where's the phone?

- I put him In the dish.

- Oh


While's he's in there, you're safe.

I am safe whether he is in or out

I will simply tell him the truth.

He went away, I met another man.

He asked me to marry him,

and I accepted.


Va bene.

- Hello?

- Lisa.

- It's wonderful to hear your voice.

- I was going to write...

Theres no need to. I'm here.

Then I'll tell you on the phone.

- Robert, I...

- Ah, ah, ah. Say it again.

- What?

- My name.

- Robert

- Once more.


If you only knew how often I've thought

about you, how much I look forward to...

Please, please listen to me. I...

There's nothing to do rather than listen to you.

I couldn't wait until September.

I rearranged my entire schedule

to be here early. Just to be with you.

- Did you?

- Mm-hm. Did you miss me?

- Yes.

- Well, tell me.

- I've missed you.

- Oh, Lisa.

Lisa, my sweet, sweet Lisa.

Yes, Roberto?

Now, listen carefully.

Whatever youre doing, drop it

- It's not important

- It's not important

Pack your bags.

You can catch the one-twenty.

Pack my bags.

Catch the one-twenty.

- And meet me at the villa.

- At your villa.

- Goodbye, sweetheart

- Goodbye, sweetheart

I couldn't help it

L'hai visto, no?

English. I don't want them

to know you're a fool.

Anna, please.

I tried to tell him, very hard.

- You heard me

- What were you going to tell him?

That he's not the man for me. He's

always had everything his own way.

He's arranged his life for his comfort,

not mine. I don't intend to live like that

- Then why didnt you tell him?

- And spoil everything?

Eleven months of the year, you're an

intelligent, good business woman, successful.

He comes here,

and you havent got a brain in your head.

Anna, do you know

what it means to be happy?

- Yes, of course.

- But I mean, really happy?

But that kind of happy

only gets you In trouble.

Guai, guai... Ma che guai?

Lisa, listen to me.

- Basta Permes so.

- In due siete arrivati

e non avete combinato niente!

Ci devo pensare io?

Spencer, I've thought about it

I've made up my mind.

I can't hurt you.

It wouldn't be fair of me to marry you.

But darling, don't you realise?

Everything's arranged.

My sisters have come all the way from London

for this wedding.

Theyre coming to meet you now.

What on earth am I going to tell them?

Tell them it's best for both of us.

Theyll understand.

Believe me, I know what you're just

suffering from. Pre-marital nerves.

I'm extremely nervous myself. I'll tell you.

Yes, I've had some problems.

My sisters... I had the deuce of job

persuading them.

it was the accepted thing nowadays

for an Englishman to marry a foreigner.

Here in Italy, Im not the foreigner.

You and your sisters are foreigners.

Yes, of course. I realize that

but I wouldn't mention it to them.

Theyre charming. I'm sure

you'll like them when you meet them.

- I'd rather not

- Lisa, please.

It wouldnt work

I'd never be happy in England.

You will, really, you will.

England's not a bad old place.

It's like a cold shower. Once you get

used to it, you feel the better for it

- I don't like cold showers.

- Look darling, we'll compromise.

Six months here and six months there.

Oh, I can't live like a gypsy.

Believe me, Spencer,

I'm doing this for your own good.

Some day, you'll meet girl

who'll enjoy that cold shower with you.

- Spencer

- Wait, here are my sisters now.

- Lisa, my sisters Katherine and Claire.

- Goodbye.

Via Bellagio 46.

Rather an attractive girl.

But not too friendly.

Gee, mister, she's a beauty

Sure dont see many like that

I'll bet she's the fastest thing

on the road.

Gee, mister, she's a beauty

Sure dont see many like that

I'll bet she's the fastest thing

on the road.

Gee, mister, she's a beauty

Sure dont see many like that

I'll bet she's the fastest thing

on the road.

- Look out

- Oh, my God

Gee, you guys, she's a beauty

You don't see many like that

Yes, sire. I'll bet she's

the fastest thing on the road.

How are you, Dino?

[phone rings]

Hotel La Dolce Vista. Cosa?



Teresa, Milena, Maria


Now, listen carefully.

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Stanley Shapiro

Stanley Shapiro (July 16, 1925 – July 21, 1990) was an American screenwriter and producer responsible for three of Doris Day's most successful films. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Shapiro earned his first screen credit for South Sea Woman in 1953. His work for Day earned him Oscar nominations for Lover Come Back and That Touch of Mink and a win for Pillow Talk, and Mink won him the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Written American Comedy. more…

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