An aspiring composer, in the British Air Force for WWII, is downed in Italy and rescued by an Italian girl. He returns home to his wife, inspired to write an opera and aware that he's fallen in love with his rescuer.
A poignant love story rich in the vivid drama and great music!
Did You Know?
On release the film was an enormous success with the post-war courting audience, and Nino Rota
's theme became a best-selling favourite for those couples. It was no.1 at the British box-office, and tapping into the nostalgia, had a re-release in 1950 and in 1953. See more
Opening credits prologue: E N G L A N D 1 9 3 8 See more
La Montanara (Song of the Mountains)
by Antonio Ortelli (as Ortelli) & Luigi Pigarelli (as Pigarelli)
English Lyrics by Sonny Miller
Played by Louis Levy
& His Symphony Orchestra See more