Cinema: A Man of 39 Needs His Sleep

Crazy Desire. "You look ten years younger when you laugh—you look fortyish," purrs the teenager. The man smiles grimly: "I'm 39," he says. As hero of this little-league Italian comedy that pits age against youth, Ugo Tognazzi plays, a late-maturing young businessman who boasts that he can get by with only four hours' sleep, though his physician deflates him by insisting that he needs eight, plus a nap after lunch.

One weekend, while Tognazzi is en route to his son's boarding school, lissome Catherine Spaak flags down his car. He gives her and her...

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