Salvatore lives over his shoe repair shop with his Son, Paolo, who's going to be a doctor. Sal's best friend is Carmine, and they also hate one another. Into this Italian ethnic world Paolo brings Dorothy, of "WASP" descent, whose banker type father Sal detests. World War II arrives Paolo's drafted and secretly marries Dorothy. It so happens Sal and Carmine are rich, through judicious investments, and even own Dorothy's father's bank building. Dorothy, now pregnant, moves in with Sal who now defends her against all comers. There are problems there's tears and there's laughter and then there's Carmine's illness. And then there's Lucia, Sal's wife, dead for seven years who comes to him in times of stress. She's a far from angelic angel who's knitting wings for Sal's arrival upstairs. And with Carmine being ill, she's knitting another pair.
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