This was the third film that featured Sophia Loren
and Marcello Mastroianni together. It is a breezy,
about a photographer, Corrado, played by Mastroianni, who snaps a
picture of a Rome beauty, Antonietta, played by Loren. The
photo, much to Antonietta's surprise, winds up on the front page of
a magazine. She wants to sue!
At Corrado's urging, the girl allows herself to be
courted by the Count Senetti, whose specialty is launching cinema
careers of potential female stars and sleeping with them. The
lewd count takes a sexual interest in Loren. It is dashed by
the sudden appearance on the scene of the count's legitimate wife
(played by the long-time Blasetti favorite Elisa Cegani).
The movie's most delicious scene is when at a
restaurant table with her cheating husband and Antonietta, the wife
orders a salad, complete with Worcestershire and raw egg, only to
launch the concoction into her lecherous husband's face. She
steals the show.
Throughout it all, Loren and Mastroianni, though
constantly sparring, nurture a thinly concealed love for each other,
which leads to the inevitable "bacio and abbraccio" and promise of a
marriage by the time the film ends. This movie followed
Blasetti's very popular Too Bad She's Bad, made a year