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5.0 out of 5 stars Summer breeze keeps coming in September
Robert Talbot (Rock Hudson) visits his beautiful villa in July instead of his regular trips that comes in September. His girlfriend Lisa Fellini (Gina Lollobrigida) has given up waiting for him and has decided to marry an Englishman named Spencer (Ronald Howard). Meanwhile other surprises are in the works, like his villa is converted into a hotel by his staff lead by his...
Published on 27 Sept. 2007 by Rama Rao

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1.0 out of 5 stars Silly and dull
Robert Talbot (Rock Hudson) is a rich American who only visits his Italian villa - and his mistress (Gina Lollobrigida) - one month a year, in September. When he arrives early one year, he's shocked to find his servant (Walter Slezak) has been using the place as a hotel while Robert is away. The current guests, a bunch of teenage girls, include Sandy (Sandra Dee) who soon...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Summer breeze keeps coming in September, 27 Sept. 2007
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Rama Rao "Rama" (Annandale, VA, USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Come September [DVD] (DVD)
Robert Talbot (Rock Hudson) visits his beautiful villa in July instead of his regular trips that comes in September. His girlfriend Lisa Fellini (Gina Lollobrigida) has given up waiting for him and has decided to marry an Englishman named Spencer (Ronald Howard). Meanwhile other surprises are in the works, like his villa is converted into a hotel by his staff lead by his butler, Maurice Clavell (Walter Slezak), and the hotel is full of guests; mainly a group of young American women, and a chaperone named Brenda de Banzie (Margaret Allison)) with an eye for Maurice. It is hilarious to watch as the staff tries to keep that secret from Talbot, but it won't be a secret long. In the mean time Lisa breaks off the engagement and stays at Talbot's Villa. Then comes the trouble; a group of American male students arrive at the hotel on a prior reservation, but Talbot cancels the reservation. Then students camp just outside the villa, and start dating the young women who are staying as guests of the hotel. Soon these students find an "ally" in Lisa who supports their camp. Talbot gets real worried and his fatherly instincts get better of him, and he forces himself to "protect" the girls while they are on date with the boys by chaperoning them. It is hilarious to watch as the boys try to outsmart him by losing him during a date or during a picnic but to no avail.

There are some hilarious moments that include; when Lisa snubs the sisters of Spencer who come to meet her; and constant man - woman type of irritation and fights between Lisa and Talbot. The secondary plot brings together young tourists Sandy Stevens (Sandra Dee) and Tony (Bobby Darin), who sings (and wrote) "Multiplication" in a nightclub scene. Bobby Darin makes his feature debut in this movie and marry Sandra Dee ten days after the completion of the film. The movie shows some excellent shots in the Italian countryside that includes locations in Rome, Milan and Portofino, and the music is outstanding. The movie is well directed by Robert Mulligan who goes on to make his Academy award winning To Kill a Mockingbird in the following year (1962). This is the first of the two successful movies Hudson made with Lollobrigida, the success of this movie in 1961 lead to the production of Strange Bedfellows in 1965.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gee mister, she's a beaut., 28 Feb. 2005
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bernie "xyzzy" (Arlington, Texas) - See all my reviews
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Robert Talbot (Rock Hudson) returns to his Villa as he does every September. He naturally expects Lisa (Gina Lollobrigida) to be waiting for him as usual. Of course she has different ideas.
When he is away Maurice (Walter Slezak) uses the villa as a Hotel. It is occupied by a tour group of American girls, a chaperone, which is sweet on Maurice, and Cedric (who is drunk). I think Cedric was a nice touch. Due to circumstances out of Roberts's control, he ends up chaperoning the girls.
Parallel to this a group of American Boys are heading for a hotel (Being the villa) that actually does not exist. They confront Rock Hudson on the road and antagonize him repeatedly referring to his car. "Gee mister she's a beaut". Later with no where to stay the boys camp out in front of the villa full of girls. To get Rock Hudson out of they're way thy try out drinking him and out running him.
Just as you thing Rock Hudson has the upper hand he pulls a faux pas. In an attempt to ward off Tony (Bobby Darin) he tells Sandra Dee that no man would buy something if he could get free samples. She tells Lisa and the fun begins.
There may be some formula scenes, but this is not a typical movie. Instead of a lot of separate personalities they work off of each other.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars true style never will get stale, 13 Feb. 2009
This review is from: Come September [DVD] (DVD)
This delightful sitcom is visually gorgeous ,infectiously humorous ,classy in every respect ,sophisticated in writing and incerdibly entertaining to date .

A simple plot and witty scripting are it's heavenly virtues where an
Italian housekeeper turns an American millionaire's 'vacation villa' into a hotel ,only the lord of the manor turns up unexpectedly and his Italian consort coerces him not to throw the guests out ,so they can put up a charade with a diverse group of eccentric and interesting house guests with Bobby Darin turning up as a group of American student campers on holiday in italy too.

The comedy is delicately balanced as it uses the gorgeous Amalfi outdoors and the sumpuous villa as a playground for it's unpredictable ploys to create some devilishly funny anecdotes .Each character has been written with care and the cast inhabits their roles impeccably ;they looks fresh and act with a zesty enthusiasm which must have been infused by a team camaraderie and the result is so witty it makes this Italian American comedy leagues ahead of similar ventures .

Add the stunning Italian locales with the sizzling chemistry between Rock Hudson and Gina Lollobrigida and you have an evergreen romantic classic with sophistication and class exuding all over the screen . This has to be possibly the best English language movie miss Lollobrigida made and she scores in every frame with her talent and her incredibly sensuous persona .

Bravo to Mr.Robert Mulligan for directing an endearing and rivetting romantic comedy and to Hollywood for making these gems from its golden age long swept away by the likes of present day toilet humour .

The musical score by Salter and the song by 'Bobby Darin' are a hallmark but the dance with Hudson and Lollobrigida set to the famous 'theme ' is an absolute delight and can be viewed multiple times in the same viewing .

A definitive recommendation for viewers who like well made ,well written and lavishly produced movies with intelligence ,humour and glamour intacto .
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The old timers, 26 July 2009
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Sergio Perotti "Khin Perotti" (Rome,Italy) - See all my reviews
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Will bring back loads of memories of the good old days, when Sandra Dee was Gidget, not to mention that handsome hunk of Rock Hudson, and la Lolla with that teeny weeny waist and above all Bobby Darin and his swinging style....the little Sinatra. Great songs and beautiful scenes when Italy wasn't all that over crowded.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gee mister, she's a beaut., 28 Feb. 2005
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bernie "xyzzy" (Arlington, Texas) - See all my reviews
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Robert Talbot (Rock Hudson) returns to his Villa as he does every September. He naturally expects Lisa (Gina Lollobrigida) to be waiting for him as usual. Of course she has different ideas.
When he is away Maurice (Walter Slezak) uses the villa as a Hotel. It is occupied by a tour group of American girls, a chaperone, which is sweet on Maurice, and Cedric (who is drunk). I think Cedric was a nice touch. Due to circumstances out of Roberts's control, he ends up chaperoning the girls.
Parallel to this a group of American Boys are heading for a hotel (Being the villa) that actually does not exist. They confront Rock Hudson on the road and antagonize him repeatedly referring to his car. "Gee mister she's a beaut". Later with no where to stay the boys camp out in front of the villa full of girls. To get Rock Hudson out of they're way thy try out drinking him and out running him.
Just as you thing Rock Hudson has the upper hand he pulls a faux pas. In an attempt to ward off Tony (Bobby Darin) he tells Sandra Dee that no man would buy something if he could get free samples. She tells Lisa and the fun begins.
There may be some formula scenes, but this is not a typical movie. Instead of a lot of separate personalities they work off of each other.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Real Feel Good Movie, 2 Nov. 2011
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Settle to an evening of nostalgia with this funny movie from the 1960's, no complex plot, just a nice relaxing happy film set in an Italy long gone. Get your self a glass of Italian wine sit back and enjoy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite movies!!, 10 Nov. 2013
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Can't beat Rock Hudson and Gina together. They are explosive on the screen. That brand of screwball romantic comedy from this period just can't be beaten!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WONDERFUL FILM, 29 Mar. 2013
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The story line is sooooooooo cool!
Sandra Dee and Bobby Darrin are in this movie and are real sweet.
Gina lollo Brigida has a real enjoyable and glamorous role.
Rock hudson is in character of what made him a household name in this period
The chemistry between the actors is wonderful to watch.
I'd see it once every year or so; just for the cheer fresh air it exudes.
Good, good show.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourite films, 22 May 2011
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It's not QUITE in the same league as the Doris Day/Rock Hudson comedies (which are all completely fabulous) but it's a great romantic comedy that has worn well.

Wonderful Italian scenery, good story line and Rock Hudson all in the same picture. (If I could use a smiley in this review it would be heaving a great big sigh.)

I'm afraid Gina Lollobrigida is no Doris Day though. Maybe because I'm female I'm immune to her charms and undoubted beauty. She talks absolutely non-stop and flies off the handle a la Italiano all the time. She irritates me and if I was her bridegroom I would have run a mile.

Anyway, it's a lovely movie and so nice to see Bobby Darin in a film role, which he handles very well. And, as I'm a complete sucker for the gorgeous Italian scenery, I can watch this movie over and over again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A blast from the past!, 6 April 2013
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This film was just as good as I remembered it from my youth. My 20 year old grand-daughter and my next-door neighbour thoroughly enjoyed it as well. They don`t make films like this any more..such a shame!
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