Cinema: In Common Cause

The Birds, the Bees and the Italians. Pietro Germi's boisterous travelogue through the bedrooms of a small Italian city was originally called simply Signore e Signori; its hoked-up English title is about its only flaw.

The theme is adultery, and the assembled husbands of Trevise provide a hilarious survey of some of the resultant absurdities. One, Alberto Lionello, comes sniveling to a doctor friend, bemoaning a sudden attack of impotence. The doctor (Gigi Ballista) trustingly leaves Lionello to keep his wife company while he goes off for fun and games, returns a few hours later to find to his horror that the...

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