Caprice Italian Style
The film consists of six short stories created by different directors, but all the stories share one thing: a warm irony to current events.
Hawks and Sparrows
A man and his son take an allegorical stroll through life with a talking bird that spouts social and political philosophy.
The Treasure of San Gennaro
A pair of Americans want to perform the greatest robbery: the treasure of San Genaro, in Napoli.
A young man hatches a plan to sleep with another man's infertile wife. Based on the play by Machiavelli.
What Ever Happened to Baby Toto?
A pair of brothers, Baby Toto and Pietro, sons of different mothers, live stealing suitcases at the Termini Station in Rome. After a theft they discover that the stolen suitcase they got from an apparent sweet old lady actually contains a corpse. In an attempt to discard the suitcase they mistakenly exchange it with the one of two German hitchhikers, Helga and Inga. Forced to retrieve the "corpus delicti" they are discovered by Count Mischa who blackmail them: in exchange for his silence ...
The retired general Antonio Cavalli is a nuisance to his family: to his wife Francesca who still works, to his son and to his daughter-in-law. Then he finds a job in a building firm. Only by chance Cavalli finds out that his salary is paid by his wife to keep him busy. But the general is well known as a very reliable man, and Sandrelli, the firm's owner, uses him and his name to win a valuable contract. When Sandrelli is arrested, the general finds the money to honour his debt but he is ...
Two strange street musicians end up in jail and exchange sexy stories to while away time.
Some political candidates are determined to win the electors' preference during an election campaign in Italy.
The Monk of Monza
Pasquale takes all of his 12 children and runs away from Monza, looking for a house of a wealthy and generous awning. Having met on the way impoverished peasant, Pasquale takes him also, having granted the rank of "Half-Monk" and thus having gained rustic, but a reliable friend.
Toto and Cleopatra
Mark Antony recalled to Rome from Alexandria by Ottavio wants him to marry his sister Octavia, Fulvia lawful wife is kidnapped by replacing it with Totonno brother, who looks like him as a drop of water. Totonno must be but here in Egypt Cleopatra mistreats the point of being sentenced to death but was pardoned Marc Antony returned. Octavius declares war on Egypt, Mark Antony and Totonno dies take his place back at the side of Octavia in Rome served by Cleopatra who made his slave.
The marquis Galeazzo di Torre Alta is murdered by a mysterious killer who calls himself Diabolicus. His heirs are his three brothers and a sister, but all of them, with the exception of Monsignor Antonino di Torre Alta, are killed by Diabolicus. The police are unable to solve the case, but when Antonino gives his inheritance to Pasquale Bonocore, illegitimate son of his father and Pasquale is in prison and therefore can't be the killer, all the clues are in the hand of the police.
Toto at Night
Nini and Mimi are strolling musicians-bassist. For days they are playing on the streets of Rome. One day Nini announced that he has one million and one thousand pounds, having inherited from her grandmother died. Now world belongs only to them, and they can do everything! Ahead of them are Paris, Madrid, England, Scotland, Hong Kong, the United States ....
During the WWII Italians and English take and retake a village between the Albanian and Greek borders. It happens so often that not only do they use the same hotel as their headquarters, but also they find the time to become friends.
Totò, Peppino and… the Sweet Life
Antonio goes to Rome to represent his fellow peasants, to request a highway that will be built in their region. But the guy is mastered by 'la dolce vita' and wastes the money entrusted to him for his mission. When Peppino is sent to to find out what happened, he lets himself be trapped by the gentle grip of 'la dolce vita'
Antonio, a former variety actor, keeps his daughter in an excellent boarding school by organizing small scams with his friend and colleague Felice. Commissioner Malvasia good-naturedly persecuted him. When their respective unsuspecting children fall in love, the two fathers make peace.