When handsome, successful Domenico (Marcello Mastroianni) first meets the sexy young waif Filomena (Sophia Loren) in Naples during World War II, he is instantly smitten. Flash forward to the postwar years, and the two meet again, sparking a passionate affair that spans two decades. But when Filomena -- who has now become Domenico's kept woman and has secretly borne his children -- learns that her lover is planning to wed another, she stops at nothing to hook him into marrying her instead.
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Writer: Eduardo De Filippo, Renato Castellani, Tonino Guerra, Leonardo Benvenuti and Piero De Bernardi
Producer: Joseph E. Levine and Carlo Ponti
Cast: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Aldo Puglisi, Tecla Scarano, Marilu Tolo, Pia Lindstrom, Giovanni Ridolfi, Vito Moriconi, Generoso Cortini and Raffaello Rossi Bussola