Italian romantic comedy directed by Vittorio De Sica and starring Sophia Loren and Morcello Mastroianni. Divided into three episodes, titled by the name of the lead character, the feature follows three women from different backgrounds who struggle within society. Adelina of Naples (Loren) is a poor wife who avoids jail by constantly keeping herself pregnant by her husband while they make a living selling black market cigarettes. Anna of Milan (Loren) is a wealthy, flirtatious industrialist's wife who is tempted by an affair due to her husband's disinterest in her. Finally, Mara of Rome (Loren) is a sex worker who shares a balcony with a young man who becomes infatuated with her without being aware of her trade.