Broadway star Fitzroy Wynn is thrilled when his wife Lily writes a new script with a brilliant lead role. While ego-centric Fitz thinks himself perfect for the role, Lily dashes his hopes when she admits she wants to find someone different for the part. Fitz refuses to give up his pursuit. Enlisting the reluctant help of his agent, Fitz poses as Roberto Terranova- a young Italian actor and the exact model of what Lily wants for the role. But trouble arises when Lily appears to be falling for the charming Italian and Fitz is left to wonder just how serious she was about finding someone different.
Did You Know?
New York Times critic Vincent Canby
wrote the film a positive review but pointed out that it was an uncredited adaptation of Ferenc Molnár
's play "The Guardsman", and that star Maggie Smith
had headlined a revival of it as recently as 1977: "Even if the copyright has run out, it seems that the decent - and historically correct - thing to do would be to acknowledge the film's sources." See more