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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 ...
Sara García ...
Sofía Álvarez ...
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Fiscal
Antonio Bravo ...
Francisco Jambrina ...
Joaquín Coss ...
Magistrado
Eduardo Arozamena ...
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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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Cantinflas couldn't be more happy for going to jail, after killing a mad dog.
23 September 2003 | by (Huntington Park, USA) – See all my reviews



There is no doubt that this is one of his best movies,. Done in his pre Delgado years, this one was directed by well known Juan Bustillo Oros, who also worked on what turned out to be a great intelligent script. There should be a warning before the movie starts, because this movie might be hazardous to your health, you may end up with stomach cramps and even watery eyes (or pants) for laughing too hard. I just acquired a great DVD copy (finally), restored from a 35mm. master. And for the benefit of non Spanish speaking people, it has English subtitles, and it's a great translation done by Televisa (perhaps with a couple of unimportant flaws, considering this is Cantinflas). So, thank you Televisa for caring, I can't wait for more restored DVDs of those Mexican gems from the 40's and early 50's.


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