Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953)


Indiscretion of an American Wife is a 1953 drama romance film by Italian director Vittorio De Sica. It tells the story of the love affair between an Italian man and an American woman. The film was entered into the 1953 Cannes Film Festival



While vacationing in Italy, a married American woman, Mary Forbes (Jennifer Jones), becomes entangled in an affair with Italian academic Giovanni Doria (Montgomery Clift). She decides to break off the affair and goes to Rome’s Stazione Termini to leave by train for Paris. As she says goodbye, he tries to make her stay and confesses his love for her. Together they wander the Termini station but ultimately she leaves him behind to go back to her husband.



Jennifer Jones as Mary Forbes
Montgomery Clift as Giovanni Doria
Richard Beymer as Paul
Gino Cervi as Police Commissioner




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