The Affairs of Cellini is a 1934 film directed by Gregory La Cava. It was very loosely adapted from The Firebrand of Florence, a stage play by Edwin Justus Mayer, who based his work on the life story of Benvenuto Cellini, an Italian goldsmith, sculptor, artist, soldier and musician, who lived in the 1500s. Cellini (Fredric March) is a hot-tempered ladies' man who continues an affair with the Duchess of Florence (Constance Bennett) whilst fashioning a set of gold plates in the palace, despite the risk of being found out and executed by the Duke of Florence (Frank Morgan). The bumbling, somewhat oblivious Duke in the meantime has fallen for Cellini's beautiful but air-headed model (Fay Wray). As a result, the titular character, no thanks to his misdemeanors in politics and in the bedroom, gets embroiled in a huge mess, and depends on a series of improbable situations and complications to save the day.