Another one of my favorite movies, that I never tire of watching is "Avanti!". This movie was released to theatres in 1972.
In a nutshell, the story is a successful businessman (Jack Lemmon) who goes to Italy to arrange for the return of his tycoon-father's body only to discover dad died with his mistress of long standing.
Plot Summary: Baltimore industrialist Wendell Armbruster (Jack Lemmon) crosses paths with London shop girl Pamela Piggott (Juliet Mills) when they come to Ischia to pick up the bodies of her mother and his father, who have been killed in an automobile accident after a ten-year summertime affair. Straitlaced Wendell tries to avoid a scandal while free-spirited Pamela is impressed by the romantic setting. After some confusion with the bodies and a blackmail attempt by unscrupulous locals, Wendell and Pamela extend their parent's affair into the next generation.
You'll remember the English actress Juliet Mills from the short run TV show "Nanny and the Professor" (1970-1971). She exudes an adorable personality and makes the story so much fun.
The Director was Billy Wilder. I thought he did a superb job in the timing of the jokes.
And for anyone who understands the laid back way of how the Italian's 'work' and think, it's an absolute laugh riot from beginning to end.
Caution: Being a 'foreign' film it does have some brief nudity but it is all very tastefully done and does fit into the story.
PS: Off subject but the first race of the season for World SuperBike starts today at 4:00 PM EST on Speed channel. It should be really exciting as the new rider for Yamaha, Ben Spies (pronounced SPEEZE), has the pole position today. He's American and we're pulling for him.
I'm gonna have my 'secretary' (i.e. answer machine) hold all my calls this afternoon ... [lol]