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Come September (1961)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 9 August 1961 (USA)
Younger generation vs. "older" folks on vacation at an Italian villa.


Robert Mulligan


Stanley Shapiro (screenplay), Maurice Richlin (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Rock Hudson ... Robert L. Talbot
Gina Lollobrigida ... Lisa Helena Fellini
Sandra Dee ... Sandy Stevens
Bobby Darin ... Tony
Walter Slezak ... Maurice Clavell
Brenda de Banzie ... Margaret Allison (as Brenda De Banzie)
Rossana Rory ... Anna
Ronald Howard ... Spencer
Joel Grey ... Beagle
Ronnie Haran Ronnie Haran ... Sparrow
Chris Seitz Chris Seitz ... Larry
Cindy Conroy Cindy Conroy ... Julia
Joan Freeman ... Linda
Nancy Anderson Nancy Anderson ... Patricia
Michael Eden Michael Eden ... Ron


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. Written by Alfred Jingle

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They want to be alone - TOGETHER! See more »


Comedy | Romance


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Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee met and fell in love whilst filming this movie and shortly afterward got married. See more »


Boom mic pole casts a shadow across the characters and house when the boys arrive at the villa, and Rock is running them off. It pulls away right after Bobby Darin asks if it is legal for their reservations to be denied. See more »


Sandy: It must have been a terrible war.
Robert L. Talbot: They usually are.
Sandy: Yes well I'd like to talk to you about it sometime.
Robert L. Talbot: About what?
Sandy: The war.
Robert L. Talbot: The *war*?
Sandy: I have a feeling I can help.
Robert L. Talbot: I doubt it. It's over.
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Alternate-language version of Anbe Vaa (1966) See more »


Words and Music by Bobby Darin
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Reflective of the time period, and its comedy style of film-making
8 January 2005 | by RipshinSee all my reviews

Beautiful locations, beautiful people, beautiful cinematography and glossy direction, combine with a pedestrian script to create a satisfactory viewing experience.

Rock is Rock, and Gina is Gina, and the two manage to spice up an extremely predictable storyline. The dialogue adheres closely to basic early 60s comedy requirements. Cute and polite sexuality is tossed into a situation driven by confusion that could easily be avoided if characters would simply ask the logical questions.

Darren and Dee surprisingly have little chemistry, considering this is the film that began their real-life relationship.

Minor complaint.......the final shot telegraphed its conclusion the minute the happy couple drove up to the villa. I said to myself, there are going to be ________ at the table, and sure enough, I was correct.

The casting of the college kids is bland, I suppose in order not to overshadow Darren and Dee.

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English | Italian

Release Date:

9 August 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Come September See more »

Filming Locations:

Lago di Albano, Lazio, Italy See more »


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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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