Plot & Details
Gina Lollobrigida delivers a bright comic turn in Melvin Frank's farce concerning Carla, an Italian woman who, during World War II, had affairs with three American soldiers who served in the U.S. Army Air Force -- Phil Newman (Phil Silvers), Justin Young (Peter Lawford), and Walter Braddock (Telly Savalas). Finding that she is pregnant after the squadron is transferred, she convinces each of the three soldiers that he is the father of her child. Phil, Justin, and Walter react to Carla's pregnancy by sending her child-support checks -- checks that Carla has been receiving every month from each of them for the past 20 years. Meanwhile, in order to save face in her village, Carla concocted the story that the father was the fictitious Captain Eddie Campbell, who was killed in action. But Carla's deceptions are about to be exposed when she finds out that all three soldiers are returning to her village with their wives and children for a reunion of the squadron.
- Genre(s): Comedy
- Run Time: 113min.
- Director(s): Melvin Frank
- Starring: Gina Lollobrigida , Shelley Winters , Phil Silvers , Peter Lawford , Telly Savalas
- Themes: Infidelity,Culture Clash,Cons and Scams,Nothing Goes Right
- Tone: Talky,Goofy,Humorous,Irreverent,Light,Sentimental,Silly
- Keywords: Italian [nationality],child,child-support,daughter,mother,pregnancy,reunion
- Language: English
|Year||Award||Category||Cast & Crew||Result|
|1968||Hollywood Foreign Press Association||Best Foreign Film - English Language||Nominated|
|1968||Hollywood Foreign Press Association||Best Original Song||Melvin Frank||Nominated|
|1968||Hollywood Foreign Press Association||Best Original Song||Riz Ortolani||Nominated|
|1968||Hollywood Foreign Press Association||Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy||Gina Lollobrigida||Nominated|