Directed by Robert Mulligan, 1961
Staring Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Walter Slezak, Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee
American millionaire Robert Talbot (Rock Hudson) has a beautiful Italian mistress and owns a beautiful Italian villa overlooking the sea. Talbot's mistress, Lisa Fellini (Gina Lollobrigda), is a successful fashion designer who is madly in love with him. There is just one problem. The problem is that Lisa only sees Robert during his annual vacation which he spends with her at his villa each September. Lisa dreams of marrying Robert but he is too busy with his business to think about her other than when he is with her in September. This year Lisa's friends have finally convinced her that there is no future with Robert and she has reluctantly agreed to a marriage proposal from a rather dull Englishman. This year she will be married and in England when Robert arrives in September. Another person who has been using Robert's predictable schedule is his housekeeper, Maurice (Walter Slezak). Knowing that Robert only uses the villa in September, Maurice has been augmenting his income by running the villa as a tourist hotel the other eleven months of the year.
This year Robert suddenly decides to visit Italy, without notice, in July unpleasantly surprising both Lisa and Maurice. Her love for Robert rekindled, Lisa struggles to hide her impending marriage from him while she tries to find the right time to give him the news. Meanwhile, Maurice is scrambling to accommodate his paying guests while trying to keep Robert in the dark as to what is actually going on. Adding to the chaos surrounding Robert is the fact that among Maurice's hotel guests are a group of American college boys who are camped out on the lawn and a group of American coeds in the hotel. Tony (Bobby Darin) is hot for Sandy (Sandra Dee) and Robert finds himself chaperoning the kids and trying to keep the boys and girls apart while, at the same time carrying on his liaison with Lisa.
The review of this Movie prepared by Chuck Nugent