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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Life. Family. Love.
Did You Know?
The opening title sequence was originally played on the score from "La bohème" opera but was changed to the Dean Martin track "That's Amore" as the preview drew negative test audience reaction. Many shifted uncomfortably on their seats thinking that they had been lured into an art film. See more
When Ronnie and Loretta are in Ronnie's kitchen having a drink, the J&B bottle keeps changing orientation so the label is facing the camera no matter which angle. 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.
Referenced in The Critic: Dr. Jay
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