|Anthony Quinn||Italo Bombolini|
|Virna Lisi||Caterina Malatesta|
|Hardy Kruger||Capt. von Prum|
In Santa Vittoria, an Italian town renowned for its vineyards, the residents discover that the occupying Nazi troops plan to take all their wine for themselves. Determined to keep as many bottles as they can, the citizens, led by Mayor Italo Bombolini, try to appease the Germans by offering them a generous number of cases and hiding the rest. Unfortunately, the Nazi leader, Captain Von Prum, realizes that there is more wine, and becomes intent on finding it.