"Come September" (1961) is a light, funny, and delightfully old-fashioned romantic comedy which is as charming as the colorful dresses the girls were wearing during "Age of Innocence," a period that extended roughly from the end of World War II into the mid-1960s, and as pretty as the Italian seaside where American millionaire Robert Talbot (dashing Rock Hudson) has a luxurious villa. For six years, he's been spending his vacation there in September with his Italian girlfriend, Lisa Fellini - a stunningly beautiful and sensual Gina Lollobrigida. One year, he changed his plans and arrived in July. To Talbot's utter surprise he found out that his devoted major-domo, Maurice (Walter Slezak stole all his scenes as an employee who has his very own ideas of loyalty and devotion) , has been making nice money by turning his villa into a popular and posh hotel "La Dolce Vista" once his employer leaves for America. Lisa is tired of being a " September girl" and decides to marry another man. On the top of all, Talbot finds himself chaperoning a group of six American teenage girls vacationing in Italy, and fighting a generational war with the group of four American college boys whose hotel reservation he canceled and who settled in a tent just outside the villa and began courting the girls. Talbot's biggest concern is Tony (Bobby Darin), the leader of the gang, a medical student who wants to seduce young and innocent blonde Sandy (Sandy Dee), the psychology major. The film is a nice way to spend two hours. Darin sings the song" Multiplication" that he had composed for the movie and I wonder if the song was one of the reasons Dee and pop idol Bobby Darin fell in love with each other in real life and were married just after the filming was over. Hudson and Lollobrigida have a nice chemistry and there is also their dance together. While watching her dance, you would wholeheartedly agree with Tony that never 206 bones that a human body includes were constructed so perfectly. To quote him further, "She is a beaut; you don't see many like that". So is the movie - they simply don't make them like that anymore.
Comedy / Romance
Comedy / Romance
Wealthy industrialist Robert Talbot arrives early for his annual vacation at his luxurious Italian villa to find three problems lying in wait for him. Firstly, his long-time girlfriend Lisa Fellini has given up waiting for him to pop the question and has decided to marry another man. Secondly, the major domo of his villa, Maurice Clavell, has turned the estate into a posh hotel to make some easy money while the boss isn't around. And, finally, the current guests of the "hotel" are a group of young American girls trying to fend off a gang of oversexed boys, led by Tony, who are 'laying siege' at the outer walls of the villa. Talbot, to his own surprise, finds himself becoming an overprotective chaperone.
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