About

An adaptation of Sinclair Lewis' novel about a middle-aged American automobile tycoon who retires and goes to Europe, where he and his appearance-conscious, snobbish wife find differing sets of values... and new relationships.

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Directed by

William Wyler

Written by

Sidney Howard (Screenplay)
Sinclair Lewis (Novel)

Runtime

101 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Here is a picture that was marked for greatness before it was ever screened!

Cast

Keywords

wife husband relationship love affair older woman younger man relation retirement divorcee europe vacation soulmates selfishness fling marital crisis industrialist ocean voyage snob drifting starting over drifting apart wealthy couple middle aged couple kindred spirit chance reunion

Photos

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar for Best Art Direction Richard Day

Oscar nomination for Best Director William Wyler

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Sidney Howard

Oscar nomination for Best Sound, Recording