This movie stars Griffith Jones and Sally Ann Howes as a newly-married couple who are honeymooning in Italy, where he had been assigned during the war. He's a rather boring young man, constantly retelling war stories. They call each other darling, repetitiously and, this being an Italian comedy, everything goes wrong, particularly when they get to where they are going and discover that he apparently has a wife and child already.
Like many Italian co-productions, there seems to be timing issues. While Italian comedies are frequently very funny, and British comedies are also, putting a couple of British actors in the hands of an Italian director and expecting them to be funny seems, at least in this instance, to be an utter waste of time as the pacing is far too slow. The comedy aspects are not helped in the least by the Neo-realist cinematography of the Italian DP, Otello Martelli, who might have done some magnificent work on PAISAN, but whose stark black-and-white work here simply works to make everything more miserable.
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