"A married American industrialist and a single, fun-loving Englishwoman meet in a small hotel on Ischia, where his father and her mother had been lovers for years and had a fatal accident together. After initially reacting indignantly, the prudish American gradually becomes enchanted by the completely different rhythm of life on the island and, after numerous misjudgments and misunderstandings on his part, settles down to an affair."
Encyclopedia of International Film
"It is the small comic episodes that pervade the film. There will be no end to the chain of scenic gems until, under the eternally serene skies of Italy, the stuffy American industrialist has become a man whose further life will possibly be a little more sinful, but certainly much more beautiful than before."
Hermann Unterstöger, Süddeutsche Cinemathek
Contributors and additional information:
144 min. color. 35 mm. E/d
Director: Billy Wilder
Screenplay: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, based on the play by Samuel A. Taylor
Cinematography by Luigi Kuveiller
Editing: Ralph E. Winters
Music: Carlo Rustichelli
Starring: Jack Lemmon, Juliet Mills, Clive Revill, Edward Andrews, Gianfranco Barra
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