A lot of talk, albeit most of it brilliant, is what this film will be remembered for. Hellman's play of 1914, adapted by the author for the screen, takes place over many years and is the story of three generations in love and war. Young is a Europe-based US diplomat, a weak-willed
appeaser who thinks the political situation in 1922 Fascist Italy will go away if nobody makes waves. Young is married unhappily to Richards. There's nothing wrong with either of them, but there is also no passion in the relationship. He yearns for the arms of Sidney, the sharp and principled
newspaperwoman he should have wed. Their illicit romance takes them through several years in many...