Cast & Crew
(1) When a train carrying a police officer and Micheline, his beautiful prisoner, stops along the Italian Riviera, the officer decides that they should leave the train to quench their thirst. While they are bathing in the sea, their train departs, and the officer suggests that they spend the night together. He falls in love with Micheline, but the next morning he determines to take her on to prison. (2) Aristarco, a gigolo, tries to extort money from an opera diva by promising to marry her, but her mother refuses to give him any money until the ceremony actually takes place. (3) A bikini-clad gold digger sets out to extort money from wealthy men, but she falls in love with a penniless beach attendant instead. (4) A businessman plans to have his wife seduced by a millionaire playboy in the hope that the playboy will financially support a feigned business enterprise. His wife is hesitant to begin the affair, and the playboy is soon frustrated. He does, however, give the money to the husband. (5) A man tries to woo both a mother and her daughter. When he pays greater attention to the mother, the daughter becomes jealous. He borrows money from the mother, and the daughter uses that fact as an excuse to send him away. She tries to cheer up her mother by repaying the money, pretending that the man has returned it to her.
Lorella De Luca
Mario Cecchi Gori
Opened in Rome in December 1958 as Racconti d'estate; running time: 113 min; in Paris in April 1959 as Femmes d'un été; running time: 100 min. Also known as Summer Tales.