A lively anthology of theatre and radio variety shows, based on a radioprogramme (Rosso e nero) created and presented by Corrado. Linked by a loose narrative thread, the scenes whiz by, so all the audience has to do is sit back and enjoy the comedy sketches, and song and dance numbers performed by the biggest names in show biz of that time. Today, some of the performers are remembered solely as masters of the genre, while others would go on to become film stars and important figures in Italian music and television. No matter which the case, here they all excel at what they do, and know perfectly their objective: to leave us gayer and more light-hearted. Just to mention a few names: Alberto Talegalli (performing his famous “Sor Clemente” character), the duo of Raimondo Vianello and Ugo Tognazzi, the Quartetto Cetra, Nino Taranto, Aldo Fabrizi… A collection of elaborate and colourful sketches. They may seem a bit old-fashioned, but how come they still make us laugh?
This film exploits the popularity of the radio and TV character “Sor Clemente”, created in the early 1950s by the delightful comedy of actor Alberto Talegalli. Here we see him as a man who escapes with his friend from the boring parties organised by his wife. He goes to the theatre to watch variety shows, to forget his worries and stress.