Ferdinando Cefalù is desperate to marry his cousin, Angela, but he is married to Rosalia and divorce is illegal in Italy. To get around the law, he tries to trick his wife into having an affair so he can catch her and murder her, as he knows he would be given a light sentence for killing an adulterous woman. He persuades a painter to lure his wife into an affair, but Rosalia proves to be more faithful than he expected.
He ordered marriage on the rocks with a twist...Italian Style!
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Did You Know?
The man manning the boat for Marcello Mastroianni
and Stefania Sandrelli
in the final scene was Giovanni Pluchino. He was a correspondent for the newspaper "La Sicilia" and at the time was reporting on the shooting of the movie for his paper. He was chosen for the bit part because he was "young, good-looking and tanned". Pluchino still remembers that for a long time he was the one who cuckolded Mastroianni. See more
When Ferdinando gets in bed with Rosalia after their fight, Rosalia's head facings change significantly between shots. See more
Have you really got another headache?
Referenced in The Dirties
Music by Charles Gounod See more