Karen Stone (Vivien Leigh), an actress, and her businessman husband are off on holiday to Rome.
Her husband suffers a fatal heart attack on the plane. Karen Stone decides to stay in Italy and rent a luxury apartment in Rome. She is soon introduced by the Contessa Magda Terribili-Gonzales (Lotte Lenya) to a young Italian man, Paolo (Warren Beatty). They soon embark on a passionate affair, with disastrous consequences.
Writer: Tennessee Williams Genre: Drama Running time: 103 min. Director: Jose Quintero Producer: Louis de Rochemon Associate producer: Lothar Wolff Screenplay: Gavin Lambert and Jan Read Music Director: Douglas Gamley Costumes: Pierre Balmain and Bumble Dawson Opened: 28 December 1961 (USA) Starring: Vivien Leigh (Karen Stone), Warren Beaty (Paolo di Leo), Lotte Lenya (Contessa),
Coral Browne (Meg), Stella Bonheur (Mrs. Jamison-Walker), Jill St. John (Barbara Bingham),
Jeremy Spencer (Young man), Josephine Brown (Lucia), Peter Dyneley (L. Greener), Carl Jaffe (Baron),
Harold Kasket (Tailor), Viola Keats (Julia), Bessie Love (Bunny), Elspeth March (Mrs. Barrow), and
Henry McCarty (Kennedy)
Nominations: 1962 as Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Lotte Lenya - Nominated for Oscar
1962 as Best Supporting Actress Lotte Lenya - Nominated for Golden Globe