Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953)

STARRING:
Jennifer Jones, Montgomery Clift
DIRECTED BY:
Vittorio De Sica
GENRE:
Drama
Producer David O. Selznick and director Vittorio De Sica argued bitterly during the troubled production of this sad love story. Selznick wanted the film to be a slick, romantic feature, while De Sica, the master of Italian realism, wanted to portray a doomed relationship. Despite the friction behind the scenes, the film is considered by many to be a lost classic, boasting strong performances from Montgomery Clift and Jennifer Jones, as well as excellent camera work by De Sica's frequent collaborator, G.R. Aldo. (BW)