7.6/10
1,050
7 user 10 critic

The Birds, the Bees and the Italians (1966)

Signore & signori (original title)
A citizen of the Veneto in her sixties. Three stories of "love in the country": a pseudo Don Giovanni confesses his impotence to the doctor in confidence but he becomes betrayed by him - ... See full summary »

Director:

Pietro Germi

Writers:

Luciano Vincenzoni (story), Pietro Germi (story) | 4 more credits »
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Man of Iron (1956)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The railroad engineer Andrea Marcocci has been working with his partner and friend Gigi Liverani for thirty years and feels happy and proud with his work, drinking wine after hours with his... See full summary »

Director: Pietro Germi
Stars: Pietro Germi, Luisa Della Noce, Sylva Koscina
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A police detective and his team attempt to solve two crimes committed within a day of each other in neighboring apartment rooms.

Director: Pietro Germi
Stars: Pietro Germi, Claudia Cardinale, Franco Fabrizi
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A desperate Sicilian man, whose 15 year old daughter was seduced and impregnated by his older daughter's fiancé, tries to find a way to save the family's honor.

Director: Pietro Germi
Stars: Saro Urzì, Stefania Sandrelli, Aldo Puglisi
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Enrico Mattei helped change Italy's future, first as freedom-fighter against the Nazis, then as an investor in methane gas through a public company, A.G.I.P., and ultimately as the head of ... See full summary »

Director: Francesco Rosi
Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Luigi Squarzina, Peter Baldwin
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Thérèse Langlois, who runs a small café in the suburbs of Paris, lives alone, awaiting her long lost husband. One day she thinks she recognizes him in a tramp walking past her establishment... See full summary »

Director: Henri Colpi
Stars: Alida Valli, Georges Wilson, Charles Blavette
Serafino (1968)
Certificate: GP Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Serafino a young and innocent shepherd inherits a huge fortune. He immediately spends the entire sum in presents for his friends. For this reason he is believed mad, and his uncle decides ... See full summary »

Director: Pietro Germi
Stars: Adriano Celentano, Ottavia Piccolo, Saro Urzì
Lulu the Tool (1971)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A conscientious factory worker gets his finger cut off by a machine. Although the physical handicap is not serious, the accident causes him to become more involved in political and revolutionary groups.

Director: Elio Petri
Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Mariangela Melato, Gino Pernice
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A married Sicilian baron falls in love with his cousin and vows to wed her, but with divorce illegal he must concoct a crime of passion to do away with his wife.

Director: Pietro Germi
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Daniela Rocca, Stefania Sandrelli
Four Ways Out (1951)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Four criminals commit a robbery at a soccer stadium, and then split up to try to hide separately from the police.

Director: Pietro Germi
Stars: Gina Lollobrigida, Renato Baldini, Cosetta Greco
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A young, by-the-book judge is appointed to a Sicilian village controlled by corrupt leaders and the mafia.

Director: Pietro Germi
Stars: Massimo Girotti, Charles Vanel, Jone Salinas
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The story concerns the romance between Carmela and Antonio. The ardor is one-sided at first, but Carmela is a determined young woman, willing to scale and conquer any obstacle in pursuing ... See full summary »

Director: Renato Castellani
Stars: Maria Fiore, Vincenzo Musolino, Filomena Russo
The Monsters (1963)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The myths of the sixties are satirized in 20 episodes.

Director: Dino Risi
Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Vittorio Gassman, Lando Buzzanca
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Virna Lisi ... Milena Zulian
Gastone Moschin ... Osvaldo Bisigato
Alberto Lionello ... Toni Gasparini
Olga Villi Olga Villi ... Ippolita Gasparini
Beba Loncar ... Noemi Castellan
Franco Fabrizi ... Lino Benedetti
Nora Ricci ... Gilda Bisigato
Gigi Ballista Gigi Ballista ... Giacinto Castellan
Gia Sandri ... Betty Scodeler
Quinto Parmeggiani Quinto Parmeggiani ... Giovanni Soligo
Moira Orfei ... Giorgetta Casellato
Aldo Puglisi Aldo Puglisi ... Carabiniere Mancuso
Gustavo D'Arpe Gustavo D'Arpe ... Scarabello
Alberto Rabagliati Alberto Rabagliati ... Galeazzo Casellato
Patrizia Valturri Patrizia Valturri ... Alda Cristofoletto
Edit

Storyline

A citizen of the Veneto in her sixties. Three stories of "love in the country": a pseudo Don Giovanni confesses his impotence to the doctor in confidence but he becomes betrayed by him - the medic speaks about his patient with some befriend gossips; a bank employee, after a tormented affair with the young waitress of a bar, returns to be single - disappointed and made bitter; some boys exploit the gratitude of an ingenuous girl from the vicinity. Her father denunciates them but withdraws all efforts after getting a compensation and saves them from jail. Written by rosebud6

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

For every Italian - there is another Italian...and another...and another... See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

10 February 1966 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Birds, the Bees and the Italians See more »

Filming Locations:

Conegliano, Veneto, Italy See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Anni '60 (1999) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A real gem
31 July 2009 | by hcarasoSee all my reviews

I simply can't understand how a moviegoer like me missed this gem when it was first shown here - and won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Festival. Especially being already convinced that Pietro Germi was one of the most talented directors of the Italian after war films. He made a screen adaptation of one of the greatest literary hits of the sixties, Carlo Emilio Gadda's QUER PASTICCIACCIO BRUTTO DI VIA MERULANA, a perfect combination of Italian language and Roman dialect. Concerning SIGNORE E SIGNORI, the cast is not all-stars, but extremely equal in its aspects, none is tops but none is dull either. Special rewards for the well known Franco Fabrizi, for exquisite Beba Loncar and the almost introducing Virna Lisi, who became famous for a long time. The atmosphere of this little Italian town was splendidly illustrated. I used to stay in Treviso when traveling to Venice, the City of the Doges being too expensive for me and Treviso, also nicely cut by its canaletti, was only at a half hour by train from the famous but hardly available Lagoon City. A huge Bravo! also for the remasterization, absolutely perfect. Warmly recommended to everybody who wants to have a big laugh and in the same time measure how mean some people were just half a century ago. Harry Carasso, Paris, France


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed