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
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Life. Family. Love.
Did You Know?
The "Old Man" is played by Feodor Chaliapin Jr.
(although credited in the film as Feodor Chaliapin). He is the son of Feodor Chaliapin Sr.
, who was one of the greatest basses of all time - a Russian who often performed at the Metropolitan Opera in the early 1900s. See more
When Cosmo is pouring champagne to celebrate Loretta and Ronny's engagement, you see Ronny holding Loretta's left hand with the ring on her middle finger. In the next scene, the ring is on her ring finger. See more
[Johnny, at his mother's deathbed, telephones his fiancee Loretta
Did you tell her we're getting married?
I'm waiting... I'm waiting for a moment when she is peaceful.
Well, don't wait until she's dead.
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