Synopsis: The American secretary Jane Hudson travels from Ohio to Venice. Jane is a middle-age single and lonely woman that have saved money for her dream trip. On the arrival, she immediately befriends the owner of the boarding house Signora Fiorini. During the night, she goes to a café and an Italian helps her to call the waiter. Jane feels sort of uncomfortable for being alone and on the next day, she sees a red glass goblet in the window of an antique store. The owner Renato de Rossi, who is the man that helped her, explains that it is an ancient goblet from the Eighteenth Century and therefore expensive; then he also explains that she should always bargain for a lower price in Venice. Jane recognizes Renato from the previous night and becomes clumsy. Soon Renato woos her but the needy Jane is afraid to love.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): David Lean
Production: United Artists
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

Hey, excuse me.

I beg your pardon.

Hold on this for a second,

would you please?

Yes, certainly.

Lift a little closer, you don't mind.

Up a little higher.

Thanks. Now, still.

This is Venice we coming into, lsn't it?

Yes, we will be there about two minutes.

This is the lagoon.

Oh, boy! Gotta get a shot of this.

Each one of these I used already.

Haven't even gotten there yet.

Oh, thanks a lot.

Is this your first visit to Venice?

Yes. Is it yours?

No. I've been here several times.

Several times, you have.

Yes. I hope you will like it.

Like it? I got to.

I come such a long way

I saved for a long time for this trip.

You think I maybe won't like it.

I'm sure you will.

But not everybody

likes it in the same way.

Some people find it too quiet,

some people find it too noisy.

And it is very noisy.

but the majority find it very beautiful.

Well, I guess

I'll settle with the majority.

Here we are.



No taxi. Gondola.

How much, gondola?

A thousand lira.

How much, bus?


Where bus?


Is that the bus?

How much?

Have a good time.

Hello there.


Where're you from?

I'm from Ohio. How do you do?

My name is Lloyd Mcllenny from lllinois.

This is Mrs. Mcllenny.

I'm Jane Hudson. Excuse me.

Is that wonderful?

Yeah, I guess so.

Why? Don't you like Venice, Mr. Mclhenny?

It's just a city.

Now, Lloyd.

Are you going to Hon from here?

Sure. Next stop, Parks.

That's name the ltalians are giving them

We're doing all in ltaly.

Rome, Naples, Napoli, Carpi,

got off at Spain, Portugal and home.

Fine home came over by boat.

Yes, We've been to lreland, Scotland.

England, London, the Queen.


France, Paris.

Yes, Paris.

Belgium, Holland, Germany, Austria.

Southberry Festival

Switzerland. Here we are in Venice.

Some itinerary.

How long have you been at it?

We started off 1 0:30 A.M. on June 1 5.

When do you fly from....

September 9th.

This year?

Well, what do you know?

Our travel agent did a crackerjack job.

They planned every step of the way.

Take a look at this.

Here is today's itinerary.

I.A. What's that?

Independent actvity.

We're allowed 2 hours of it everyday.

That's really something to take.

I guess it is kind of unique.

You see, Miss. Hudson,

this is our first trip abroad.

Mr. Mcllenny retires this year

and we don't have any children.

So we just decided

to have our little flame.

Where're you stopping, Miss. Hudson?

At Pensioni Fiorini.

What do you know?

We're there though.

Isn't that nice?

We're now coming along to Pensioni right now.

We gonna stop at Titian Pertitian,

It's the cuttest shop.Just cute

Here's your stopping off place

coming up now, Miss. Hudson.

Put them down there, dear.

One moment, Miss. Hudson.

I'm terribly sorry.

I know they weigh a ton.

Pensioni Fiorini.

Thank you.



Hello. I'm Jane Hudson.

My travel agent must've sent a wire from

Of course, Miss. Hudson.

We have your room.

Would you register, please?

Here. Just your name,

where you from and passport number.

So hot.

Yes, it's very hot.

I'll fill in the rest.

Thank you.


My husband used to say:

If you are not gonna fire her, the least

you can do is to strangle her.

You speak English so well.

Thank you, but don't worry, Giovanna

doesn't speak one word.

Let me help her. They're too heavy.

No, she is strong like an ox.

I'll take this other stuff.

Thank you.

That's our dining room.

Here we have our sitting room.

Would you coming please.

Thank you.

Oh boy! This is lovely!

Good. Would you give your things.

Oh thanks. I'm so happy to be here.

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