Approved | | Comedy, Drama
Widower Tony is trying to keep a small Miami hotel afloat while raising a 12-year-old son. He's forced to ask his harried brother Mario for help, but he'll only bail Tony out if he quits his bohemian lifestyle and marries a sensible woman.
Tony Manetta(Frank Sinatra) wants to build a Disneyland near Miami. It was years later that Walt Disney came up with an idea to build a DisneyWorld in Florida.
Life is just a bowl of cherries.
Tony Manetta: Why ?
Fred: I don't know. I ain't a philosopher!
When Shirl goes surfing at night, there is a tall island on the horizon. There is no such island offshore from Miami Beach, Florida. It is the Channel Islands, west of the actual filming location, Hollywood Beach, Oxnard, California.
The title and the names of Frank Capra and the leading actors appear as an aerial advertisement attached to the Goodyear blimp.