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An uptight, middle-aged, married American journeys to Italy to claim the remains of his father, who was killed in an automobile accident. He learns that the old gent didn't die alone...his English mistress was with him. And, apparently, the couple had been carrying on every summer for over ten years! Based on the play by Samuel Taylor.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 15
- Fresh: 13
- Rotten: 2
- Average Rating: 7.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: This 1972 release is the most underrated of all Billy Wilder comedies and arguably the one that comes closest to the sweet mastery and lilting grace of his mentor, Ernst Lubitsch.
Fresh: Gentle and touching satirical drama with Lemmon on form but without much bite.
Fresh: Marvellous performances from Lemmon and Mills.
Fresh: A biting farce about an American in Italy, this gets great comic mileage out of Lemmon, Mills and the Mediterranean, but Wilder seems uncertain whether he's laughing with or at his protagonists.
ONE OF HIS BEST
billy wilder was a master director and writer. this is probably the wittiest most romantic (NOT CHEESY IN THE SLIGHTEST BIT) movie hes made. if u like wilder WATCH THIS ASAP
- Genre: Comedy
- Released: 1972
- © 1972 ESTATE OF BILLY WILDER, JALEM PRODUCTIONS AND 1972 MIRISCH CORPORATION OF CALIFORNIA