Cinema: Mama Steps Out

The Battle of the Villa Fiorita.

"Something binding, inescapable, unforgettable has happened to me," confesses lovely Maureen O'Hara.

"In two months?" inquires her diplomat husband (Richard Todd). Just back from a trip, Todd finds everything at sixes and sevens in his English country home. His wife—pointedly identified as the mother of his children, lest there be some mistake—has been participating in the local arts festival rather more enthusiastically than anyone planned. Her pet project is a famous Italian composer-pianist (Rossano Brazzi). The two look at one another, and the sound track booms concerti. On...

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