Loretta Castorini, a Brooklyn bookkeeper in her late 30s whose husband died several years earlier in a bus accident, decides it's time to get married again. So she accepts the proposal of a nice, middle-aged fellow named Johnny Cammareri. Loretta is convinced her first marriage was cursed because she and her husband had gotten married at City Hall; this time, she's determined to do things right, even as she admits to her mother, Rose, that she's not really in love with Johnny. (To which Rose replies: "Good. When you love them, they drive you crazy, 'cause they know they can." Rose speaks from rueful experience; she suspects, with good reason, that her husband, Cosmo, is cheating on her.) Loretta is convinced that marrying Johnny is the safe and sure thing to do - until she meets his estranged younger brother Ronny, who tends the ovens in a neighborhood bakery. Loretta discovers that in startling contrast to the pleasant, mild-mannered Johnny, Ronny is moody and passionate; what follow... Written by
Eugene Kim <email@example.com>
Life. Family. Love.
Did You Know?
The original screenplay featured a subplot that showed the characters played by Cher
and Vincent Gardenia
volunteering at a men's homeless shelter as penance for their sins. The subplot was discarded. See more
When Ronny and Loretta are talking about love outside Ronny's apartment after seeing La Boheme, Ronny is looking to the side. When they cut away, he's looking up. When they cut back, he's looking to the side again. See more
[Loretta accepts to marry Ronny instead of Ronny's brother Johnny, her ex-fiancé, in front of her family. Loretta's grandfather, the Old Man, starts to cry
What's the matter, Pop?
It Must Be Him
Performed by Vikki Carr
(as Vicki Carr)
Courtesy of Liberty Records
Written by Gilbert Bécaud
and Maurice Vidalin
English lyrics by Mack David
(uncredited) See more