Carlos Acosta (Carlos Gardel), tied to a flirty wife and in love with another girl, watches fate work out a solution that allows him to return to his real love after trips to Paris and New York City.

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Credited cast:
Carlos Gardel ...
Mona Maris ...
Raquel
Vicente Padula ...
Jorge Linares
Anita Campillo ...
Rosa
Jaime Devesa ...
Bastida
Guillermo Arcos ...
Don Pedro
Suzanne Dulier ...
Aida
Manuel Peluffo ...
Gutierrez
Carlos Spaventa ...
Corrales
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
José Moriche ...
Doorman at night club
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Carlos (Carlos Gardel) is a good for nothing eternal student crazy for a bad woman Raquel (Mona Maris) despite the fact that a good girl, Rosa (Anita Campillo), who works in the students bar, is in love with him. Tied-up by this insane relation, he leaves Buenos Aires to go to Paris first and New York with her, while his life is going downhill. Written by Superstar

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7 March 1935 (Portugal)  »

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During the editing process, some scenes were cut off. Since they were the funny and light-hearted ones, this disappointed Gardel and Le Pera and is clearly noticeable in the film. See more »

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Featured in Al corazón (1996) See more »

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Mi Buenos Aires querido
Sung by Carlos Gardel
Music by Carlos Gardel
Lyrics by Alfredo Le Pera. 1934.
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Gardel dances again
14 October 2015 | by (Barcelona) – See all my reviews

The main interest of this film is to hear Carlos Gardel singing (and how he sings! Specially tangos: to hear him singing them in his unique style with his characteristic voice is simply a pleasure!). The film contains some memorable songs: Amores de estudiante (student loves), Cuesta abajo (downhill) and Mi Buenos Aires querido (my dear Buenos Aires). It gives me chills to hear him singing Mi Buenos Aires querido (My dear Buenos Aires) although I am not south American! The story is quite simple, in the line of Of human bondage. I also enjoy the way -briefly seen in this film- Gardel dances the tango: so soft, so subtle, not in the usual suburban way but in a classy style. It is a pity he only appears briefly dancing in some of his films, as he dances the tango beautifully.


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