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The Courtyard of the Ballads (1942)
"O Pátio das Cantigas" (original title)

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A portrait of the relations between neighbours in a Lisbon courtyard. A story made of small episodes of humour, friendship, rivalry, love and

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Complete credited cast:
Antonio Vilar ...
Maria das Neves ...
Ms. Rosa
Vasco Santana ...
Narciso
Francisco Ribeiro ...
Rufino
António Silva ...
Evaristo
Graça Maria ...
Suzana
Maria da Graça ...
Maria da Graça
Laura Alves ...
Celeste
Barroso Lopes ...
João Magrinho
Carlos Otero ...
Alfredo
Carlos Alves ...
Engenhocas
Maria Paula ...
Amália
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joaquim Amarante
Francisco de Castro
Armando Chagas
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A portrait of the relations between neighbours in a Lisbon courtyard. A story made of small episodes of humour, friendship, rivalry, love and Written by Jose Luis Alves <jlalves@ip.pt>

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23 January 1942 (Portugal)  »

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The Courtyard of the Ballads  »

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Narciso: [looks to Evaristo] Ó Evaristo, tens cá disto?
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The best!
14 February 2000 | by (Amadora, Portugal) – See all my reviews

This is it! The best Portuguese film ever! As a Portuguese cinema lover, it is kind of sad for me to say this about a movie made in 1942, but since this is not a debate about the present Portuguese cinema I will just go straight to the point. This movie is not just a fabulous piece about Lisbon and the way it was for the working class back in the 40's. This a fabulous comedy with fabulous gigs performed by even more fabulous actors. Vasco Santana and António Silva played unforgettable rolls that still today are remembered by us all.


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