El día que me quieras (1935)

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Carlos Argüelles is the son of a wealthy man whose only interests in life are business and making money. While trying to succeed in show business he falls in love with a dancer and they elope to marry. But success is not easy to obtain.



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Credited cast:
Carlos Gardel ...
Julio Argüelles
Rosita Moreno ...
Margarita / Marga (the daughter)
Tito Lusiardo ...
Manuel Peluffo ...
Saturnino (as Manuel Pelufo)
Francisco Flores del Campo ...
Daniel Dávila (as Del Campo)
José Luis Tortosa ...
Pedro Dávila
Fernando Adelantado ...
Carlos Argüelles
Suzanne Dulier ...
Celia Villa ...
Agustín Cornejo ...
Guitar player
Alberto Infanta ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giulio de Capua ...
Opera enthusiast
José Moriche ...
Astor Piazzolla ...
Newspaper's kid


Carlos Argüelles (Carlos Gardel) is the son of a wealthy man whose only interest in life is making money and business. But he wants to be an artist and one day, trying to success in show business as a singer, he meets Margarita (Rosita Moreno), a dancer, and they fall in love. But his father wants him to marry a rich girl, so they part and he marries Margarita. But success is hard to reach and when Margarita gets ill and he can't get any money to live he, desperate, tries to steal his father's safe box. It is too late anyway and when he returns home, Margarita is dead. He takes their daughter Marga and go to Europe, where he obtains a big success first alone and later with Marga dancing like her mother did. They go to Hollywood to make pictures and there he receives a telegram saying his father has died and has left him all his fortune. So they come back to Buenos Aires. During the trip, Marga falls in love with a wealthy man's son who happens to be a Carlos father's business partner ... Written by Superstar

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Drama | Musical






Release Date:

24 October 1935 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

The Day You Love Me  »

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1.37 : 1
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Featured in Al corazón (1996) See more »


Sung by Carlos Gardel
Music by Carlos Gardel
Lyrics by Alfredo Le Pera
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An masterpiece in Spanish from the Hollywood studios
25 June 2001 | by (Chelsea, MA) – See all my reviews

Carlos Gardel's own favorite film, "El día que me quieras", is one of the very best movies ever produced by a Hollywood studio. He did not live to see its success, but he was right. His genius as a composer, actor and singer emerges in this film that has never been out of circulation.

The video versions does not make any justice to this masterpiece since companies refuse to put money to get good prints (which do exist) for a good telecine.

Even in such poor conditions, the art of Carlos Gardel survives in this film and the soundtrack he recorded for both RCA Victor and EMI Odeon.

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