Avanti! Poster

Release Date: 1972

DVD Release Date: July 15th, 2003

R|2 hr 24 min

Plot Summary
Based on the play by Samuel Taylor, this comedy finds Wendell Armbruster Jr. (Jack Lemmon) journeying to the Italian island of Ischia to claim the body of his millionaire father, who died while on vacation there. As the dutiful son uncovers more about his dad's death, revelations are made, leading to Wendell's involvement with British beauty Pamela Piggott (Juliet Mills). Their budding romance, however, is hindered by a number of odd events that sorely test it.

Cast: Jack Lemmon, Juliet Mills, Clive Revill, Edward Andrews, Gianfranco Barra, Franco Angrisano, Pippo Franco, Franco Acampora

Director: Billy Wilder

Genres: Comedy

Keywords: Deception, Love, Son, 1970s, Quest, Death, Amusing, Spirited


Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture