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You're Missing the Point (1940)
"Ahí está el detalle" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  1940 (USA)
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The boyfriend (Cantinflas) of the servant of a rich industrial man, gets into the house in order to kill a mad dog. Suddenly this man appears so the servant tells him that Cantinflas is his... See full summary »

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Antonio R. Frausto ...
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Antonio Bravo ...
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Rafael Icardo ...
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Ángel T. Sala ...
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The boyfriend (Cantinflas) of the servant of a rich industrial man, gets into the house in order to kill a mad dog. Suddenly this man appears so the servant tells him that Cantinflas is his wife's brother (Leonardo), who had been lost for years. The rich man then remembers that his father in law's testament could only be paid when all brothers get together, so treats Cantinflas, a real bum, as a king. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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The movie that launched Cantinflas.
17 January 2003 | by (Austin, Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

I still think of this, one of his first movies, as his best. Here Cantinflas' explodes with comic genius. He fully develops the under-educated but always noble, kind-hearted delinquent he is that speaks his mind, only to the confusion of even the most highly educated. The courtroom ending scene also establishes the formula for a bunch of "mistaken identity" plot movies that follow.

The "Bobby" scene at the beginning makes you howl with laughter. The portrayal of the absurdities and paranoia of the upper class let every working-class bloke bellow out loud as well.




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