Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Umberto Spadaro is the Chaplinesque hero of this Italian seriocomedy. Spadaro plays a humble Sicilian accountant who receives a large cash reward for his scrupulous honesty. Determined to have the first good time in his life, the accountant takes a vacation from his troublesome family. On his own, however, our hero falls prey to a lady con artist, who leaves him penniless. Seeking solace in religion, he joins a pilgrimage to the Vatican, but even this is an uncomfortable experience (literally, since his shoes don't fit). After a few more such misfortunes, the audience is tempted to yell back at the screen, "Aw - give the guy a break."
accounting, aristocracy, city, employment, family, flirtation, gardener, hearing [sense], home, honesty, impersonation, Italy, journey, loot, meaning-of-life, monastery, nag, pilgrimage, Pope, reward, robbery, son, vacation, visit