Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Synopsis: Three different stories of Italian social mores are presented. In "Adelina", unemployed Carmine Sbaratti and his wife Adelina Sbaratti survive through Adelina selling black market cigarettes on the street. They are unable to pay for the furniture they bought (which is under Adelina's name), but are able to avoid the bailiff when he comes for the money or to repossess. They come up with a longer term solution to avoid Adelina being prosecuted for non-payment, but that solution has a profound effect on the family, especially Carmine. In "Anna", Anna Molteni, the spoiled wife of a successful businessman, and an artist named Renzo are on the cusp of an affair. Anna is feeling neglected in the marriage, as her husband seems more concerned about success and money than her. But a car accident shows both Anna and Renzo if an affair with each other is really what they want. In "Mara", Mara is a prostitute who works out of her apartment. She befriends Umberto, a young man visiting his grandparen
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Vittorio De Sica
Production: Kino Lorber
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
119 min

I'm always out there, rain or shine.

You know how long

my husband's been out of work?

Ever since he completed

his military service!

How can we get by?

How will my child eat?

Then some creep

comes along and arrests you.

No, wait a minute.

They can't arrest her.

What do you mean?

She's expecting.

They can't arrest her, she's expecting!

They can't arrest her, get it?

She's expecting.

They can't jail her for that crime.

- Why?

- She's expecting.

Have you heard?

They can't arrest her.

Why not?

- She's expecting.

- Yes, she's expecting.

She's expecting!

She's expecting!

She's expecting?

Yes, she's expecting.

She's expecting, she's expecting.

She's expecting, cha-cha-cha.

She's expecting, she's expecting.

She's expecting, cha-cha-cha.

She's expecting!

Good morning.


Thank you.

- Congratulations.

- Thank you.

Congratulations, Adelina.

I have an American specialty,

painless childbirth.

- Good luck!

- Same to you.

Good for you.

Here they are, nice and fresh.

- Put it on my tab.

- Okay.

Oh boy, they're hot!

- The lawyer should know.

- Dig in.

When a woman is pregnant,

she can't be arrested...

until six months after the baby is born.

She's entitled to six months

for nursing.

Watch it!

Kids are a great thing,

a gift of providence...

although I've never had the pleasure.

Is that my fault?

I've got what it takes.

But let's not broach

this painful topic for God's sake.

But that's not the point.

I'm only saying that

the best thing in the world

is when a man comes home

and his wife says she wants a baby.

Heart, ungrateful heart

Well, what's the joke?

- I was doing my military service

- No, let me tell it.

We were 17, right?

And we were going together,

and well, the inevitable happened.

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Eduardo De Filippo

Eduardo De Filippo (24 May 1900 – 31 October 1984), also known simply as Eduardo was an Italian actor, playwright, screenwriter, author and poet, best known for his Neapolitan works Filumena Marturano and Napoli Milionaria. Considered as one of the most important italian artists of 20th century was author of many theatrical dramas put on play and directed by himself first and later awarded and played outside Italy. For his artistic merits and contribution to the culture was nominee senatore a vita by Italian Presidente della Repubblica Sandro Pertini. more…

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