Blithe spirit dating
The story focuses on Jane Hudson (Katharine Hepburn), a single, middle-aged elementary school secretary (she refers to her position as "a fancy secretary") from Akron, Ohio.
She is on her summer vacation and is now enjoying her lifelong dream of a vacation in Venice after saving up money for the past few years for the big trip.
That evening, Jane walks to the Piazza San Marco, where the sight of so many couples leaves her slightly depressed.
While seated in a café, she becomes aware of a solitary Italian man watching her and quickly leaves.
Laurents' screenplay allegedly was unsatisfactory, and newly hired director David Lean tried to improve it with associate producer Norman Spencer and writers Donald Ogden Stewart and S. The problem was resolved when United Artists made a generous donation to the fund established to finance the restoration of St Mark's Basilica.
Although she asks him not to come to the train station, she hopes he will ignore her request.
Arthur Laurents had written The Time of the Cuckoo specifically for Shirley Booth, who starred in the 1952 Broadway production and won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for her performance. Numerous names were mentioned in conjunction with the project before filming finally began.
Producer Hal Wallis expressed interest in purchasing the film rights, but felt Booth was too old for the role, and envisioned Katharine Hepburn and Ezio Pinza in the leads. At one point producer Lopert considered casting director-actor Vittorio De Sica as Renato.
Upon returning to the pensione, Jane discovers Eddie is having an affair with Signora Fiorini.
Renato arrives and tells her their relationship is none of her business.