Monday, 22 April 2013

''Come September'' (1961 movie)- Short review

Directed by: Robert Mulligan 
Released: 1961
Country: United States

Genre: Romantic comedy

Stars: Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Sandra Dee, Walter Slezak, Bobby Deran

Rating: 3.5 out of 5


Robert Mulligan's ''Come September'' is a thoroughly entertaining rom-com that deserves a watch from any person who likes romantic comedy films. It is a wittily-written and cleverly crafted film that is enjoyable from the first moment to the last. The story is about the wealthy American industrialist Robert Talbot (played by Rock Hudson), who owns a luxurious house in Italy. He comes to Italy every September- and stay there for a month- only for a month- spending time with his girlfriend Lisa (Gina Lollobrigida). But his ''faithful'' servant Maurice (Walter Slezak), during Talbot's eleven-month absences, turns the house into a hotel, without the consent or knowledge of Talbot, and earns money by that. But this year, Talbot arrives in Italy in July- instead of September. Maurice is in trouble. On the other hand, Lisa has decided to marry another man (which Talbot doesn't know). When Talbot comes to know about Maurice's unfaithfulness, he also comes to know that several girls are staying in his house (or hotel), and he and Lisa have to act like guests in front of them. Several American boy, attracted by the girls, set up tents in front of the hotel/house. Talbot gets protective of the girls, and while guarding them so that the boy couldn't hurt them, a splendid comedy spins up. 

Performances of Lollobrigida and Hudson are great, and Sandra Dee, as Sandy, also gives a very memorable performance. Bobby Darin with his handsome looks, is splendid. Walter Slezak as the cunning Maurice is wonderful. The screenplay is wonderful, and the dialogues are very witty and the most mentionable. This romantic comedy may not be a great film, but it provides perfect entertainment from the beginning to the end.

3.5 out of 5


  1. Nice work. Do you have lyrics of all songs of this movie? If yes, could you please share/upload the same? Thanks!

    1. Thank you. :) No sorry, I don't have the lyrics of the songs.