Synopsis by Bhob Stewart
Veteran talent Alberto Sordi, famed for his memorable performance in Federico Fellini's The White Sheik, has created a throwback to Italian comedies of the 1950s. Engineer Armando Andreoli (Sordi) is making a train trip from Rome to a Bologna conference. Beautiful blonde Federica (Valeria Marini) is a nurse who cares for elderly patients, but when she enters his private train compartment, the suspicious Armando thinks she might be a prostitute or thief. The notion persists when she follows him to the conference. Armando fails to find a hotel room for the night, so Federica says he can share her pensione bed. The following morning, her fiancé enters the room, misunderstands, and ends their engagement. Back in Rome, Federica and Armando become a twosome, despite his marriage and a 50-year difference in their ages. This film played at the 1998 Venice Film Festival as a tribute to Sordi.