The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
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The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
Vivien Leigh plays Karen Stone, a middle-aged actress whose career is in a tailspin. To assuage her hurt feelings, Karen goes on a vacation to Rome with her husband, who dies en route. Her best friend (Coral Browne) compassionately arranges for a young Italian escort (read: gigolo) to keep Karen from wallowing in her grief in Rome. The man hired for the task is sneering, contemptuous Pablo di Leo, played by Warren Beatty. Despite Pablo's rude behavior, the lonely Karen throws herself at him, showering him with expensive gifts and demanding his undivided attention. This being an adaptation… More
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"As the aging actress, Vivien Leigh is good but Warren Beatty is miscast as the gigolo in this weak screen adaptation of Tennessee William's novella."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The tagline says that they called it love and it was for sale, to which the appropriate response is that one hopes they kept the receipt."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"The prose is so purple and the tone so overripe that ... what wants to be mature, sensual romance-novel boilerplate becomes instead a plodding exercise in intriguingly cast camp."
‑ Mark Bourne, DVDJournal.com
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