A musical comedy full of the joy of living, with one of the most handsome seducers of Italian cinema and the great music of Lelio Luttazzi
The romantic escapades of charming sailors on shore leave is the perfect subject to exalt the joyful notion of making the most of life. As the old saying goes: a girl in every port. The only promise we can be sure of, is that they will soon be on their way again. The film depicts this joie de vivre with a suitably easygoing and carefree spirit. It is an ode to the beauty of youth, which, when the right moment presents itself, can willingly abandon its romantic vagrancy and find the peace of a home. Turi Vasile enjoyed a box office hit the previous year exploring similar territory with Classe di ferro, set in the world of the military (in fact, the two films are a sort of diptych). Here, that success is repeated. It bets (and wins) on Antonio Cifariello and Renato Salvatori, two of the most likeable and unrepentant seducers of Italian cinema in those years. Shot in Taranto in the beautiful soft colours of Ferraniacolor, Promesse di marinaio has another winning arrow in its quiver: the songs of the great Lelio Luttazzi.
Tradition has it that sailors on leave have but one thought in mind: chasing after girls. This time, Luciano has his eyes set on the manager of a record store and ends up falling in. His friends will go out of their way to make his dream come true.