|Directed by||Fred Zinnemann|
|Screenplay by||Stewart Stern|
|Produced by||Arthur Loew, Jr.|
|Music by||Louis Applebaum|
|Distributed by||Loew's Inc.|
Teresa is a 1951 American romantic drama film directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Pier Angeli and John Ericson. The film's screenplay was written by Stewart Stern based on a story he wrote with Alfred Hayes, for which they were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Story.
Phillip Cass, a sensitive young man, is saddled with a mother from hell. While fighting in Italy during World War II, he marries a sweet, young Italian woman (Pier Angeli) who might be able to change his life and satisfy his desire to be loved. Readjustment proves difficult as the young couple have to share a New York apartment with his parents and sister, while Philip feels a failure at menial jobs. The birth of a baby finally gives the couple new hope.
According to MGM records, the film made $743,000 in the United States and Canada, and $1,004,000 elsewhere, recording a profit of $421,000.