Le vie del Signore sono finite
The Fascist era. A barber called Camillo has a psychosomatic illness: he has lost the use of his legs after splitting up with his French girlfriend Vittoria. Despite his otherwise good health, he cannot make his legs work. He travels to Lourdes hoping for a miracle. On the train he meets Orlando, who really is paralysed. He learns that Vittoria has gotten engaged during his absence; but since they hadn't completely split up, he is content to let her see both himself and the new man. However, the new boyfriend is furious when he finds out about the triangle and Camillo, hopeful for Vittoria's return, makes a quick recovery. He does not tell Orlando, however, because he is afraid that his friend's depression could become incurable. He finds him a girl, Anita, but she is a sympathiser of Mussolini and the Fascist Party. After someone makes a joke about the Duce, Anita leaves and Orlando confesses to his friend that he loves Vittoria. Many other developments ensue, including a trip to Paris, before the couple are finally reconciled.