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The Tyrannical Father (1941)

O Pai Tirano (original title)
Francisco, salesman in a shoe store, is totally in love with Tatão, which sells perfume in the same street. But he is an amateur theater actor, as she hates theater and is a fan of cinema. Will this unlikely love endure?

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vasco Santana ...
Francisco Ribeiro ...
Francisco Mega (as Ribeirinho)
Leonor Maia ...
Tatão
Barroso Lopes ...
Lopes
Graça Maria ...
Gracinha
Teresa Gomes ...
Teresa
Seixas Pereira ...
Seixas
Luísa Durão ...
D. Cândida
Reginaldo Duarte ...
Pinto
Laura Alves ...
Laurinha
Armando Machado ...
Machado
Nelly Esteves ...
Amélia
Idalina de Oliveira ...
Idalina
Arthur Duarte ...
Artur Castro
Emilia D'Oliveira ...
D. (as Emília de Oliveira)
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Everything is on the way for the annual performance of the Grandella's Store Theatre Group, "Os Grandelinhas", with the play "O Pai Tirano". That's when Chico Mega discovers that his beloved Tatão is turning her attention to another guy, Artur de Castro. When he tries to regain her love a series of mistakes between his personage on the play and his real life will lead to an unbelievable and much funny confusion with a great finale in the play's performance at stage. Written by Paulo Perneta (pperneta@netmadeira.com)

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19 September 1941 (Portugal)  »

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The Tyrannical Father  »

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PTE 850,000 (estimated)
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Portuguese censorship visa ## B.F.-45. See more »

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Featured in Vasco Santana: O Bom Português (1998) See more »

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Probably the best portuguese comedy ever
15 March 1999 | by (Lisbon, Portugal) – See all my reviews

The 1940s are often referred to as a golden era of portuguese comedies and escapism was really the key word in most of them. But "O Pai Tirano" goes further than that. Deeper than that. A whole slice of life of the aspiring working class, aspiring to be urban low-middle class and respectable. A farce within a farce to have you laughing out loud. And some brilliantly subtle technic devices (for a very low budget film).

And then the acting talent of Vasco Santana, Ribeirinho, Leonor Maia(which for many movie lovers will always be the seemingly unnatainable "Tatão")and a supporting cast of wonderful players.

Perhaps against contemporary expectations it has proven to be an enduring classic. A gem of the small things that make us a human...


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