The Birds, the Bees and the Italians
- The Birds, the Bees and the Italians
name = Signore & Signori
(The Birds, the Bees and the Italians)
caption= original film poster
imdb_id = 0062271
writer = Age Pietro Germi Luciano Vincenzoni
starring = Virna Lisi
director = Pietro Germi
cinematography= Aiace Parolin
released = flagicon|Italy 1965
flagicon|USA 7 August, 1967 (NYC only)
distributed by= Claridge Pictures
runtime = 115 min.
awards = Grand Prix
"The Birds, the Bees and the Italians" is a 1965 Italian film directed by Pietro Germi. Its original Italian title is "Signore & Signori", which means 'Ladies and Gentlemen'.
The film is a sex comedy that presents three storylines, all set in the Italian town of Treviso. In the first story, a husband pretends to be impotent as a cover for having an affair. In the second, bank clerk abandons his wife for his mistress, but the rest of the town's husbands become jealous and unite to conspire against them. In the third, men of the town all try to seduce a promiscuous teenager, but her father eventually reveals that she is underage.
The film shared the Grand Prix with "A Man and a Woman" at the Cannes Film Festival in 1966.
*imdb title|id=0062271|title=Signore & signori
* [http://www.festival-cannes.com/films/fiche_film.php?langue=6002&id_film=2837 Cannes profile]
title="Grand Prix", Cannes Film Festival
years=1966 tied with
"A Man and a Woman"
before="The Knack …and How to Get It"
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