Cinema: The New Pictures, Apr. 9, 1951

Teresa (MGM) is a strange picture, by the usual Hollywood standards. Its hero is an insecure weakling with whom no red-blooded American moviegoer will care to identify himself. Its heavy is that rarely assailed folk heroine, Mom. Its backgrounds (a bombed-out Italian village, a humid Manhattan slum) are as real and painful as a clout on the jaw. Least conventional of all, and the best thing about Teresa, is its heroine, who gives U.S. movies a new kind of personality and performance.

Italy's Pier Angeli, a slender, childlike girl of 18, plays a war...

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