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.
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The amount of gray in Loretta's hair varies throughout the movie. In one scene (in a kitchen) the gray in her hair changes every time the camera cuts back to her. See more
[as Cosmo listens to "It Must Be Him" in the next room
Now he's going to play that damn Vicki Carr record, and when he comes to bed he won't touch me.
Performed by Dean Martin
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
(uncredited) See more