A love triangle, the past invades the present. Mario, a shy man new in Livorno, chats up a crying woman on a bridge. She's Natalia, waiting for a lover gone for a year who promised to return. For three nights, Mario accompanies Natalia, assists her, distracts her, dances with her. He falls in love with her. Can he pull Natalia into his arms, away from the past and from love for a man who will probably never return?
Based on the story by Feodor Dostoyevsky
Did You Know?
Austrian actress Maria Schell
learnt the script in Italian and spoke all her lines in Italian during the shooting, which won her the admiration of the Italian cast and crew. It was subsequently decided not to dub her voice by an Italian actress, which was the usual practice at the time. See more
I wish I could make you fall asleep, like the character in the fairy tale, who'll only wake up on the day she is to find happiness. I'll be like that for you too. One day you'll wake up and find that it's a lovely day. The sun will be shining and everything will be fresh and clean. What once seemed impossible will seem simple and natural. Don't you believe me? I'm sure of it. And it'll be soon. Perhaps even tomorrow.
Written by Dicky Thompson (as Thomson), Gadda and Lidianni
Decca Records Inc. New York U.S.A.
Performed by Bill Haley and the Comets
(as Bill Haley and His Comets) See more