Priest Don Camillo blackmails his friendly rival Peppone into letting him join a Communist delegation visiting the Soviet Union.
The final completed film of the Don Camillo series with Fernandel. Another one, "Don Camillo e i giovani d'oggi", began shooting in 1971, but Fernandel died before it could be completed.
Two scenes were removed from the West German version in 1965 to avoid a "Not under 18" rating:
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