The Little Nuns


1h 40m 1965

Brief Synopsis

Two nuns travel to Rome to meet with an airline executive to get him to reroute the planes that are flying over their convent and - via their sound waves - slowly destroying a precious fresco.

Film Details

Also Known As
Le monachine
Release Date
Sep 1965
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Hesperia Cinematografica
Distribution Company
Embassy Pictures
Country
Italy
Location
Rome, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

The sound waves created by jet planes passing over the convent school of Saint Domitilla in a small Italian town are destroying the convent's ancient fresco and disturbing the children. To remedy the situation, Sister Celeste and Mother Rachele are driven to Rome by Spugna, the convent handyman, to see Livio Bertana, the general manager of the airline responsible. Damiano, an orphan from the convent, stows away in the car. The nuns give Bertana no peace in trying to get him to change the airplane routes; they even go to his home. Elena, his mistress, is charmed by Damiano. Meanwhile, Batistucchi, an airline executive, is plotting to get Bertana's job by accusing him of mismanagement at the stockholders' meeting. To get money for the nuns to buy airline stock so that they can get into the stockholders' meeting, Spugna enters and wins a judo contest. Bertana resigns his job at the meeting, but the nuns take over the meeting, and their explanation saves Bertana's job. He agrees to change the air routes, but the nuns continue to meddle in his life until he marries Elena and adopts Damiano. Back at the convent, Sister Celeste is visited by a nun from a neighboring town who complains about jets passing over her school. Sister Celeste tells her not to worry because she has a dear friend in Rome who will remedy the situation.

Film Details

Also Known As
Le monachine
Release Date
Sep 1965
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Hesperia Cinematografica
Distribution Company
Embassy Pictures
Country
Italy
Location
Rome, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Opened in Rome in October 1963 as Le monachine; running time: ca105 min. Giuseppe Moccia is also known as Pipolo.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall September 9, 1965

Released in United States Fall September 9, 1965