One of the masterpieces of the Italian musical comedy
Song, dance, colour and in-your-face humour, a pleasure to be savoured
Before the film, a theatrical show that made history, first staged the previous year by Garinei and Giovannini, who in so doing invented the Italian musical comedy and achieved a resounding success. This film was the natural consequence of that success: Renato Rascel retains the role of male protagonist after his on-stage triumph. Straight-talking humour, light but by no means banal songs (composed by the great Gorni Kramer), some dancing girls and a delightful story tying it together: all the ingredients are there, for the pure pleasure of whoever still wants to savour them. The film’s acrobatic joy is further enhanced by the loud tones of Ferraniacolor.
Leo the jockey buys Attanasio, the horse of his dreams, but it is stolen by gangsters. With the help of his beloved Lea, after a series of adventures he manages to get Attanasio back, win on the track and marry his beautiful girl.