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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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Joaquín Pardavé ...
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Manuel Noriega ...
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Antonio R. Frausto ...
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Agustín Isunza ...
Fiscal
Antonio Bravo ...
Francisco Jambrina ...
Joaquín Coss ...
Magistrado
Eduardo Arozamena ...
Juez sordo
Rafael Icardo ...
Comisario tonto
Alfredo Varela ...
Escribiente (as Alfredo Varela Jr.)
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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THIS is mexican comedy!
9 June 2002 | by (Mexicali, Mexico) – See all my reviews

Here in Mexico, Cantinflas is praised as one of the best mexican comediants of all time. And with good reason! This is one of his first films and, in my humble opinion, his best. Maybe it turned out to be so good because in the time this movie was released he wasn't a big star yet.

I recommend this movie to everyone who speaks spanish. People from other countries may not get it because this is SO mexican, that even non-mexican spanish-speakers may have a hard time getting all the jokes.


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