The makers of this film tried their best to emulate the Italian neo-realistic pictures that were coming out at this time, but the production code and the color lensing worked against their intentions and the result was a disappointment both critically and at the box office. The Auguste
Bailly novel on which this is loosely based came to the screen once before as the French film NAPLES AU BAISER DE DEU (1937), which didn't fare any better than this remake. That one starred Viviane Romance, Mireille Balin, and Tino Rossi, none of whom became household names, even in France. Turner
is hurled out of her apartment in Naples and is picked up by Colleano, a kind musician....