ittle Tony’s singing steals every scene it’s in, in a fresh and carefree musicarello
Alongside him, famous TV presenter Pippo Baudo and comedy duo Franco and Ciccio, as immature and demented as ever
Another delightfully entertaining, fanciful and carefree musicarello to make the most of the acting and, perhaps to a somewhat greater degree, the singing talents of the highly popular Little Tony and his sentimental rock songs. In this film, he has to endure a military service he wasn’t counting on, but as ever his singing steals every scene it’s in. Alongside Little Tony, there is an unexpected appearance as the commanding officer in the military barracks, by Pippo Baudo, the famous TV presenter and author of the song from which the film takes its name. But the crowning glory of this film is comedy duo Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia, who dominate large tracts of the film with their irresistibly immature and demented comedy. The animated opening sequence was created by the wonderful Bruno Bozzetto.
Italian-American singer Tony Marconi arrives in Rome on tour. He is stopped by police at the airport for having failed to complete his military service and is forced to enlist in the army. Nonetheless, Tony manages to leave the barracks to fulfil his singing commitments. He meets a girl at a concert and falls in love with her. What he doesn’t know, is that she is the daughter of his strict commanding officer. Between one song and another, everything will work out in the end.