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Gran Hotel (1944)

 -  Comedy  -  18 August 1944 (Mexico)
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After failing as a waiter, Cantinflas gets a job as a bellboy in a fancy hotel, by recommendation of his girlfriend. He has to deal with posh people and even with the nobility. One day, an ... See full summary »

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(as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
Jacqueline Dalya
Josefina Martínez
Luis G. Barreiro
Fernando Soto
Vicente Padula
Conchita Gentil Arcos
Rafael Icardo
Luz María Núñez
Ángel T. Sala
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Roberto Meyer
Roberto Corell ...
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Estanislao Schillinsky ...
Recepcionista de hotel
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After failing as a waiter, Cantinflas gets a job as a bellboy in a fancy hotel, by recommendation of his girlfriend. He has to deal with posh people and even with the nobility. One day, an expensive and rare collar, property of a noblewoman, disappear, and Cantinflas is the only one who knows where it is. But Cantinflas gets amnesia caused by a big bunch in his head. Will he tell us the real location of the relic? Written by Alejandro Frias

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restaurant manager: Do you speak french?
Cantinflas: Yes, ma'am.
restaurant manager: And English too?
Cantinflas: Oui, oui, mon chéri
restaurant manager: All right. Get dressed and start immediatelly!
Cantinflas: Thank you very much!
restaurant manager: Yes?,..., oui,...oui?
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The best Cantinflas ever
9 March 2001 | by (New York/Mexico City) – See all my reviews

This is probably the best Cantinflas movie ever. Not only because at that time both Mario Moreno the actor and Cantinflas the character had the required maturity but also the needed freshness to successfully develop comedic plots, as well as production values, and the quality of the script.

It is a fine comedy, whose gags are, to some extent, hard to get for non-native Spanish speakers, because of the very nature of Cantinflas, whose charm depended heavily in complex but meaningless word games that express but the ability of the "regular Joe" to deal with issues, as well as the tensions within Mexican society during the years of the economic expansion brought by the second World War.


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