The original Italian title of this film translates as “Handsome honest emigrant in Australia would marry chaste fellow-countrywoman,” directed by Luigi Zampa, with stars Alberto Sordi and Claudia Cardinale.
Amedeo is a poor Italian immigrant living in Australia for twenty years. Seeking to marry an Italian wife, he corresponds with Carmela, a pretty girl from Rome. They do not reveal their true identities and do not mention their hardships in their letters. Carmela is actually a prostitute seeking an opportunity to change her life style. Amedeo, embarrassed about his looks, sends a photograph to Carmela of his handsome friend Giuseppe.
The film we screen has English subtitles.