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Signore & Signori
(The Birds, the Bees and the Italians)

original film poster
Directed by Pietro Germi
Written by Age
Pietro Germi
Luciano Vincenzoni
Starring Virna Lisi
Gastone Moschin
Nora Ricci
Cinematography Aiace Parolin
Release date(s) Italy 1965
United States 7 August 1967 (NYC only)
Running time 115 min.

The Birds, the Bees and the Italians is a 1965 Italian film directed by Pietro Germi. Its original Italian title is Signore & Signori, which means 'Ladies and Gentlemen'.

The film is a sex comedy that presents three storylines, all set in the Italian town of Treviso. In the first story, a husband pretends to be impotent as a cover for having an affair. In the second, bank clerk abandons his wife for his mistress, but the rest of the town's husbands become jealous and unite to conspire against them. In the third, men of the town all try to seduce a promiscuous teenager, but her father eventually reveals that she is underage.

The film shared the Grand Prix with A Man and a Woman at the 1966 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Cast

  • Virna Lisi - Milena Zulian
  • Gastone Moschin - Osvaldo Bisigato
  • Nora Ricci - Gilda Bisigato
  • Alberto Lionello - Toni Gasparini
  • Olga Villi - Ippolita Gasparini
  • Franco Fabrizi - Lino Bebedetti
  • Beba Loncar - Noemi Castellan
  • Gigi Ballista - Giancinato Castellan
  • Virgilio Gazzolo - Newspaper editor
  • Quinto Parmeggiani
  • Virgilio Scapin - Don Schiavon

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