The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone

Typical Tennessee Williams seediness (it's an adaptation of his first novel), with Vivien Leigh doing her faded beauty bit as a widowed actress lolling around in Rome and trying to find final romance with gigolo Beatty. Florid and sordid simultaneously, and forever verging on the nonsensical, but saved by a charismatic performance from Lotte Lenya as a bitchy procuress.

Release details

Duration: 104 mins

Cast and crew

Director: José Quintero
Screenwriter: Gavin Lambert
Cast: Vivien Leigh
Warren Beatty
Lotte Lenya
Jill St John
Jeremy Spenser
Coral Browne
Ernest Thesiger
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