Cinema: Absentee Adultery

Come September (Universal-International) sometimes gets its laughs by what might be called farce majeure, but on the whole it gives a pleasantly wacky new twist to the ancient game of belling the wolf. The wolf of the moment is an American millionaire (Rock Hudson) who commits what might be called absentee adultery with his Italian girl friend (Gina Lollobrigida). Eleven months of the year he is away on business. Come September, he meets her at his palatial villa on the Italian Riviera, and for a month they live luxuriously in sin and sun.


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