SO MUCH WOMAN! SO MUCH SPECTACLE! SO MUCH EXCITEMENT!
Antonio Carotenuto (Vittorio De Sica) returns to the Sorrento of his childhood to lead the local police force, but a fishmonger (Sophia Loren) who rents his apartment doesn’t want to move out. The third film about Marshal Carotenuto and his amorous adventures introduces both Loren and Lea Padovani as love interests, even if the latter is initially more anonymous as a woman whose piety irritates the Marshal. Loren is arresting, as always. Never dull, and the Sorrento locations are lovely, but it’s all very silly and empty.
1955-Italy. 106 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Dino Risi. Cast: Vittorio De Sica (Antonio Carotenuto), Sophia Loren (Donna Sofia), Lea Padovani (Donna Violante Ruotolo), Antonio Cifariello, Tina Pica, Mario Carotenuto.
Trivia: Original title: Pane, amore e…. The first two films in the series are Bread, Love and Dreams (1953) and Bread, Love and Jealousy (1954). De Sica’s character returned in Bread, Love and Andalucia (1958).